Center Profile

Founded: 1983
Counties: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset

Staff Profile

Jeff Boldizar

Jeff Boldizar

Jeff Boldizar
Director

Jeff has been employed with the Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center since May 1985. He has more than 33 years of business development experience. He provided these services primarily to businesses in Blair, Bedford and Huntingdon Counties.


Jeff served as a Business Analyst at the Center from May 1985 through April 1997. He provided a variety of services to all types of businesses including start-up procedures, business planning, financial analysis, loan packaging, marketing/advertising and research.


In April 1997, he became the Center’s Senior Business Consultant. In addition to serving as a Business Analyst, he also oversees the activities of the other consultants and student assistants.


In July 2018, he became the Director of the Center. Jeff is a graduate of Saint Francis University with a BS in Economics and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Human Resource Management program at Saint Francis University. He is the longest serving full-time employee in the PASBDC system.

Annette Chunko

Annette Chunko

Annette Chunko
Business Analyst
 

Annette has been with St. Francis University since 1999.  She brings over 35 years of business experience including retail, marketing, advertising, research, business planning, financial projections and analysis.  The counties that she serves are mainly the Cambria and Somerset area providing confidential free one-on-one consulting to current and prospective entrepreneurs. 


Annette has worked with clients in different industries and has assisted clients in accessing their idea, developing their business proposal including detailed financial projections.  She has also assisted in the research and general management assistance to small business. 


Prior to joining SFU SBDC, Annette worked at Kent State University-Stark SBDC as the Coordinator. She also was Vice President of Research and Business Retention, Stark Development Board along with a business instructor in the Adult Education Program.  Annette is a St. Francis University graduate earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Management.  She has hands on small business experience growing up in a family owned and operated grocery store.

Dorothy Eckenrode
Administrative Assistant


Dorothy Eckenrode has been with the SBDC since 1987. She serves as Administrative Assistant  at the Center.   She is the first point of contact for SBDC clients and visitors.  She is involved in the daily operation of the center.

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Saint Francis Univ. SBDC
P.O. Box 600
Loretto, PA 15940-0600
(814) 472-3200
 
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