The Ohio Small Business Development Center (OSBDC) at Kent State University at Tuscarawas was recently awarded the 2016 Ohio SBDC Customer Satisfaction Recognition at the November OSBDC Statewide Conference in Columbus. The award is based upon client satisfaction surveys and net provider scores. This is the first year the award was presented.“It was especially nice to win this award because it reflects the dedication our team has for its clients,” said Steve Schillig, OSBDC director for District 10. “We strive to put our clients first. I want to extend kudos to our Certified Business Advisor Joe Belinsky, Program Assistant Deanna Spencer and all of our specialized counselors for their efforts and passion toward the entrepreneurs we serve.”In addition, Belinsky was recognized for completing 1500 hours of counseling, placing second in exceeding the statewide goal of 1200 hours.The Kent State Tuscarawas OSBDC District 10 provides free confidential business consulting loan assistance, training and networking to new and existing small businesses in Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties. During the past year, they met with more than 300 clients and assisted more than 30 clients with new business start-ups. As a result, 117 jobs were created and 360 jobs were retained. The center held 50 training events with 1198 attendees and assisted small businesses with capital infusion of $3.7 million.For more information about the OSBDC District 10, contact Schillig at 330-308-7479. The office is located at Kent State Tuscarawas, Tolloty Technology Incubator at 1776 Tech Park Dr. N.E. in New Philadelphia.