Council Bluffs woman elected to the IA Small Business Development Center State Board


April 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) recently elected Kathy Jordan of Council Bluffs as the newest members of its State Advisory Board. Jordan joins 2012 Board Chair Brian Brown, CEO and Founder, Murphy Business & Financial of the Heartland Corporation, Cedar Rapids, and 2012 Vice Chair Jim Patton, Governor of Rotary District 5970, Rockwell City, and 31 other board members who represent all regions of the state and many of the partners and associations that represent Iowa’s businesses and industries.

Jordan is the president and owner of Kathy’s Koffees, doing business as Scooter’s Coffeehouse, and operates two Scooter’s Coffeehouse franchises in the Council Bluffs area. She is currently the longest standing franchise owner for the company and has over 20 years of management experience in the food service industry. As an Iowa Small Business Development Center State Advisory Board member, Jordan will provide insight and perspective to this successful business assistance organization.

The Iowa Small Business Development Center is an outreach program of Iowa State University’s College of Business. Partially funded by the U. S. Small Business Administration, the organization has 16 regional business assistance centers located strategically across the state. Since program inception in 1981, the organization has provided free, expert, confidential business advice and affordable, practical training workshops to hundreds of thousands of Iowa businesses and entrepreneurs.