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About the Business Enterprise Center

The Business Enterprise Center (BEC) at Wright State University–Lake Campus provides a multi-pronged approach to entrepreneurial issues, business development, and workforce training. Free, comprehensive business consulting is available to new or small existing businesses.

The goals of the BEC are the following:

  • Promote and support entrepreneurs with experienced business consultants in many areas pertaining to business operations
  • Assist agencies and organizations especially those located in our service area of Auglaize, Mercer, and Van Wert Counties
  • Be a conduit and provider of essential business training and workforce development in West Central Ohio
  • Be a confidential, practical asset to the business community as well as to our manufacturing partners
  • Provide advanced technical training in specialized areas of manufacturing with a blend of online classes and hands-on skill validation labs


The Business Enterprise Center at Wright State University–Lake Campus strives to increase small business success by providing:

For Prospective Entrepreneurs, New Businesses, or Existing Business

  • Business plan assistance and development
  • Financial requirements planning
  • Choosing business organization style
  • Market and demographic analysis
  • Financial documents analysis
  • Budgeting and financial software
  • Recordkeeping procedures
  • Tax assistance and analysis
  • Brochure development
  • Computer training


Throughout the year, the Business Enterprise Center at Wright State University–Lake Campus offers workshops and training sessions on a variety of topics, including:

  • Pre-business planning (Starting Right)
  • Software (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Emerging Leader Certification Series
  • Financial statements and recordkeeping

Customized Training

High-quality business and industry training geared towards your company’s specific needs is available through the Business Enterprise Center at a per-hour, reasonable cost. If you have a number of people needing training, OR, you want specific training content, an on-site or on-campus customized training might be the best solution. We have access to a wide range of experts in fields as diverse as supervisory training to PLC training.

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Office Hours

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

Tammy Eilerman

Lake Campus Admin
Director Workforce Development, BEC
7600 Lake Campus Dr, Celina, OH 45822-2921

Carla J. Hirschfeld

Lake Campus Computer Science
Adjunct Instructor, Computer Science/LC
Dwyer Hall 230, 7600 Lake Campus Dr, Celina, OH 45822-2921

Jaime King

Lake Campus Admin
Administrative Support Coordinator
7600 Lake Campus Dr, Celina, OH 45822-2921

Jeffery J Swoveland

Lake Campus Admin

Free counseling supported by area banks, cities, villages, & local economic development agencies.

With the support of:

  • 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

Advisory Board

Chamber of Commerce Representatives

  • Katie Elson, St. Mary’s
  • Stacy Beougher, Celina
  • Mark Verville, Van Wert
  • Sara Topp, Southwestern Auglaize
  • Jackie Martel, Wapakoneta

Industrial Development Directors

  • Stacy Adam, Van Wert
  • Mike Burkholder, St. Marys
  • Jared Ebbing, Mercer County
  • Logan O’Neill, WAEDC-Wapakoneta

Mayors/Village Administrators

  • Jeff Hazel, Celina Mayor
  • Eric Thomas, Coldwater Village Admin
  • Randy Diller, Fort Recovery Village Admin
  • Aaron Temple, Rockford Village Admin
  • Ron Gelhaus, St. Henry Village Admin
  • Ken Markward, Van Wert Mayor
  • TBD

Banking Representatives

  • Ken Goettemoeller, Auglaize County
  • Dan Broering, Mercer County
  • Rod Stover, Mercer County

At-Large Representatives

  • John Bergman, Auglaize County
  • Jack Hartings, Mercer County
  • Curtis Hambrick, AMBE Alliance
  • Renea Woeste, Auglaize Manufacturing
  • Andrea Kuhne, Mercer Manufacturing
  • Jen Clay, Van Wert Manufacturing

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