JCC Small Business Development Center Welcomes New Director

Courtney Curatolo

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Jamestown Community College

Courtney Curatolo is the new director of the Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College. She looks forward to maximizing the small business development environment within our three county region using her past experiences in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Curatolo’s background includes strategic planning, leadership training, government affairs, public relations, community outreach, and development and implementation of public -private partnerships. She is a published author on the topics of leadership development, civic engagement, and effective facilitation and sustainability of public – private partnerships.
Curatolo’s professional and community volunteer efforts have also included extensive involvement focusing upon social responsibility, civic engagement project management, leading and managing diverse collaborative initiatives through her work with government entities, educational institutions and local businesses for the purpose of building a foundation for mutually beneficial organizational, economic and community outcomes.

Curatolo holds a B.A. in Political Science from American University, M.A. in Public Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University, and a Ph.D. in Education Research and Methodology with a focus on Adult and Community Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Collier, Class of 2007 and Leadership Florida, Class 27 and the co-founder of Leadership Hendry and Glades Counties.
Curatolo has received numerous accolades for her efforts including “Top Five New Leaders in Palm Beach County, Naples Journal “Trailblazer,” Naples Journal “One to Watch,” Gulfshore Business “Movers and Shakers,” and Gulfshore Business “40 Under 40, Saluting Southwest Florida’s Rising Stars.”
While Curatolo has lived and worked in Florida for the past 25+ years, she was born in Western New York.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Jamestown Community College (JCC) vision is to create economic sustainability for all New Yorkers – one business at a time. The SBDC delivers high quality business counseling and training to clients looking to start a business or improve the performance of an existing business. Services are free and confidential and include a range of management and technical assistance from business plan development, accounting guidance, productivity enhancement and export assistance to loan information, marketing, and financial planning among other services.