Staff & Resources


Contact Us!

For more information about how the BEC can help your new or existing business, or to discuss training for your compnay on campus or on-site at your facility, contact Program Facilitator, Carol Jones at 419-586-0902 or email

Office Hours
One-on-one counseling appointments are scheduled individually to ensure convenience and confidentiality. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5;00 p.m. Enter the double-doors located on the west side of Trenary Hall. 


Carol Jones, Program Manager, Business Development
BEC & Lake Campus Career Services

Jon Heffner
Financial & Business Management & Analyisis

Carla Hirschfeld, MBA
WSU - Lake Campus Adjunct Instructor
Software & Supervisory Consultant

Ronald A. Kremer
WSU Associate Professor of Accountancy, Retired
Taxes, Record-keeping & Financial Consultant

Free Counseling Supported By:

  • Area Banks, Cities, & Villages
  • Local Economic Development Agencies

With the support of these Chambers...

  • Celina-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce
  • Ft. Recovery Chamber of Commerce
  • St. Marys Chamber of Commerce
  • Van Wert Chamber of Commerce
  • Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce


Lake Campus Career Services (sound business advice as well as availability of low interest loans by certain local lenders) (lots of help for starting and financing your own business) (help center provides extra assistance) (volunteer business leaders help mentor and advise other new business owners)