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Tim Blankenbecler

For over 30 years, Tim Blankenbecler has been involved in entrepreneurial development in Southwestern Virginia. Shortly after graduating from Virginia Tech in 1980, Tim opened his own full-service accounting practice. After a dozen years of experience working with small businesses throughout the region, Tim accepted his current position as Director of the Small Business Development Center at Mountain Empire Community College in 1993. In this capacity, Tim became actively involved with an incubator feasibility study and, over the past thirteen years, has seen the project go from conception to reality to becoming a self-sustaining entity. Tim has also continued to grow his knowledge base over the years by graduating from East Tennessee State University's MBA program, becoming a Virginia Certified Business Analyst and obtaining numerous business certifications.