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  • Tyler started his precision CNC machining shop in 2012 and was recently nominated for the Small Business Person of the Year by Tom Monson from the Blooming Prairie EDA.
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Our Team

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Julie Kiehne -- Director

Julie provides leadership in the delivery of economic development services for the Southeast Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  She represents the program throughout the region serving as the principal contact for internal and external stakeholders fostering collaborative partnerships. Julie oversees the implementation of the strategic plan for six Small Business Development Centers serving an 11 county region. She is an administrative professional with 24 years’ experience in educational, managerial, and executive roles.

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Rick Indrelie -- Consultant

Rick Indrelie is a Consultant with the Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Rochester. He provides confidential consulting to help clients identify, understand and overcome the challenges of running a successful business. Additionally, he packages SBA loans for his clients and financial institutions. He has over 25 years experience working in the accounting/finance field. Rick graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato with a Bachelor of Science Degree and is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional. He has helped his customers get over $75,000,000 in financing/investments for their small business.

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Mark Thein -- Consultant

For the past 17 years Mark has had a great interest in working one on one with small business owners.  Loan packaging, financing analysis, marketing, and business plan development are just a few aspects he concentrates on.  He is ready and willing to help tackle any business issue that small business owners have.

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Sarah Quincey -- Customer Service


Sarah Quincey is the first point of contact for anyone visiting the Center for Business and Workforce Education department, providing guidance and information on our many programs and classes in addition to facilitating the registration process. She is a 2006 graduate from RCTC.

In addition, Sarah is responsible for numerous administrative duties relating to SBDC (Small Business Development Center), managing the data base for the SBDC, client statistical tracking and reporting, and State and Federal informational reporting.

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