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FTCC Small Business Center recognized by the Small Business Administration

Kent Hill, director of the Small Business Center at Fayetteville Technical Community College, was recently presented with the North Carolina Small Business Administration’s Collaboration and Partnership Award.

The award recognizes Hill’s outstanding support of SBA outreach programs. Hill partnered with the SBA on eight workshops this year and has been a key member of the Boots to Business team at Fort Bragg. He also included the SBA in the FTCC Wells Fargo Small Business Summit in May to present the North Carolina SBA Small Businessperson of the Year Award.

“Kent is a credit to your college and is a committed, reliable and trusted resource partner,” said Don Spry, senior area manager with the SBA. Thomas A. Stith III, the SBA’s district director, presented the award to Hill.

Last year, under Hill’s leadership, the FTCC Small Business Center provided over 140 free seminars, workshops and webinars – all led by subject matter experts – to more than 2,500 small business owners and entrepreneurs in the area. The center also provided free, confidential, one-on-one business counseling to more than 150 small businesses and start-ups.

Local business owners and entrepreneurs can contact the Small Business Center at FTCC via email – – or by calling 910-678-8496. For business resources and registration for free seminars, please visit

Fayetteville Technical Community College was established in 1961 and serves over 35,000 students annually by providing over 250 occupational, technical, general education, college transfer and continuing education programs to meet students’ needs and desires as well as those of the community. To learn more about FTCC, please visit or