Emporia YMCA finds ‘best friend’ in SBDC

Shelia Reavis

Shelia ReavisShelia Reavis, controller for the Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville, discovered the Crater Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Longwood University while looking for information on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. She considers it her lucky day.

“I sent out a generic email to the Crater SBDC to ask about applying for PPP loans,” Reavis says.…

SBDC spells success for Back and Neck Pain Relief Center

Dr. Japhet LeGrantDr. Japhet LeGrant, owner of the Back and Neck Pain Relief Center in Martinsville, and the Longwood Small Business Development Center (SBDC) work well together — both follow a practice that looks at the “big picture”.

Holistic care, or looking at the whole patient before prescribing treatment, is a concept LeGrant decided to pursue while a student at Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina.…