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State SBDC network gets new director

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Indiana’s Small Business Development Center network has a new leader.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. announced Tuesday morning that Jacob Schpok officially has been named director of the agency.

IEDC applied the interim director title to Schpok after Jeff Heinzmann, state director since 2007, resigned effective Dec. 1.

A native Hoosier, Schpok has worked at the ISBDC since June 2005 and has held the positions of business adviser and director of program and business adviser education.

He has co-founded two businesses and earned an entrepreneurship and small-business management degree from Ball State University’s entrepreneurship program.

The ISBDC network is composed of 10 regional offices that provide a range of services to emerging and established businesses. Funding comes from the U.S.  Small Business Administration, the state, universities and the private sector.
 

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  2. 52,000 children in a country with a population of nearly 300 million is decimal dust or a nano-amount of people that can be easily absorbed. In addition, the flow of children from central American countries is decreasing. BL - the country can easily absorb these children while at the same time trying to discourage more children from coming. There is tension between economic concerns and the values of Judeo-Christian believers. But, I cannot see how the economic argument can stand up against the values of the believers, which most people in this country espouse (but perhaps don't practice). The Governor, who is an alleged religious man and a family man, seems to favor the economic argument; I do not see how his position is tenable under the circumstances. Yes, this is a complicated situation made worse by politics but....these are helpless children without parents and many want to simply "ship" them back to who knows where. Where are our Hoosier hearts? I thought the term Hoosier was synonymous with hospitable.

  3. Illegal aliens. Not undocumented workers (too young anyway). I note that this article never uses the word illegal and calls them immigrants. Being married to a naturalized citizen, these people are criminals and need to be deported as soon as humanly possible. The border needs to be closed NOW.

  4. Send them back NOW.

  5. deport now

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