NCC names new d​irector of Small Business Center


Theresa Peaden


From Contributed Reports

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Nash Community College has named Theresa Peaden ​as ​the d​irector of the Small Business Center upon the retirement of former Director Fred Brooks.

Peaden, of Wilson,​ held the position of Small Business Center d​irector at Wake Technical Community College since August 2014. In her tenure there, the center was responsible for creating and retaining more than 300 jobs and assisting nearly​ ​100 new business start-ups.

Prior to joining Wake Tech, Peaden was the ​d​irector of continuing education at Wilson Community College. Additionally, she previously served as Small Business Center ​director at Edgecombe Community College.​ Peaden, a community college graduate, later earned a bachelor’s degree in business/psychology from Barton College.

“The college is proud to have Ms. Peaden’s expertise as part of our Continuing Education Department,”​ Dean Carla Dunston said. “Her extensive experience with the N​orth Carolina Community College System Small Business Center Network, and with community partnerships, Chambers of Commerce and other entrepreneurial and economic development service providers, will benefit ​our center’s clients and the local community. As a Nash County native, she understands the unique needs of the area.”

The Nash Community College Small Business Center provides free, confidential counseling services for new and existing businesses, as well as free seminars, a complimentary resource center, business and industry training and local educational partnerships. For more information, call 252-451-8233.