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May 21, 2014

Boosting Pryor Small Businesses Goal of New Hire at RSU Innovation Center

Cyndi MooreThe Rogers State University Innovation Center is increasing its commitment to small businesses in Pryor with the hiring of Cyndi Moore as the Business Development Specialist.

Moore is already instrumental in serving small businesses as a part of the RSU Small Business Development Center. Cyndi holds a B.S. in Marketing from Northeastern State University and serves as an active member on the Locust Grove School Board and Owasso Children's Home.

A previous business owner herself, Moore brings with her a wealth of first-hand experience in management, business development, and operations. She will split time between the RSU Innovation Center in Claremore and RSU Pryor.

Right now, entrepreneurs looking to start a new business in Pryor are directed by the Pryor Area Chamber of Commerce to the Innovation Center at RSU. Those business owners are now able to stay in Pryor.

"We couldn't be more delighted that Cyndi will be working with entrepreneurs in Pryor. Having a resource like her is essential," Pryor Area Chamber of Commerce President Barbara Hawkins said. "I'm looking forward to watching new businesses grow and prosper with Cyndi's help."

Oklahoma Small Business Development Centers assist small business owners and new entrepreneurs by providing no charge, one-on-one business management advising, business management workshops and business technical assistance.

The RSU Innovation Center provides companies with support and resources to assist the growth from business concept to profitability. It also houses an incubator program that provides advantages to start-ups, including close links to the university's academic resources and professional, on-site business assistance.

For more information and questions about the SBDC program, contact the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center Network office at 580-745-2877 or visit www.oksbdc.org. For information about the RSU Innovation Center, visit www.rsuinnovation.com.

Moore can be contacted at 918-343-8354 or cmoore@rsu.edu.