O’Quinn Joins MECC’s Small Business Development Center

Big Stone Gap — Mountain Empire Community College is pleased to announce that Becki O’Quinn has been appointed as Business Advisor at MECC’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

 MECC’s Small Business Development Center provides advising, training, and business resources for small businesses, to help grow the region’s economy. Most services are offered at no cost to Virginia residents. 

 Services for new and existing small businesses include business planning, funding services and capital formation, marketing strategies, financial and strategic advices. New businesses can receive help in developing a business plan, financial projections, licensing and regulatory information and product development. 

 Ms. O’Quinn formerly served as a Program Director for the University of Virginia’s College at Wise for the last eight years, leading the SWVA Ag Expo, SWVA Economic Forum, Rally SWVA and SWVA Rise Emerging Leadership Program, among other events and programs Becki also served as Director of the Southwest Virginia Technology Development Center in Lebanon, Virginia before moving into the program director role.

O’Quinn holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Public Administration from UVA-Wise.  Before joining UVA Wise she served as Vice President of Customer Relations for SouthEast Telephone in Pikeville, KY. 

O’Quinn resides in Hiltons, Virginia with her husband, Donald. Together they enjoy a family of five children, five grandchildren and their labradoodle, Mel.

For more information on MECC’s Small Business Development Center, contact O’Quinn at 276-964-7345 or by email at boquinn@mecc.edu.