Owensboro Center

Owensboro/Henderson Centers

Counties Served:

- Daviess
- Hancock
- Henderson
- McLean
- Ohio
- Union
- Webster

Address and Contact Information:

Owensboro SBDC              Henderson SBDC

200 E. Third Street,            145 Main Street
Suite 302                            Henderson, KY 42419
Owensboro, KY 42303  
Ph.: (270) 926-8085           Ph.: (270) 826-7505
Fax: (270) 663-1051                   ext. 1006




Owensboro Staff:

Lois Decker, Center Director

Lois Decker is a former entrepreneur who operated a financial consulting business. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brescia University. She uses her business ownership experience and her accounting degree to help clients prepare and maintain accurate financial statements and clean-up inaccurate statements. 

“Financing is a huge challenge for business owners. If they don’t have a solid business plan and financial projections they are going to have a difficult time securing funding. I will help them develop the business plan and projections. More importantly, I’ll help them understand their financial statements and why accurate statements are so important to operating a successful business.”

Tricia Hudson, Administrative Assistant

Tricia has been assisting clients at the SBDC for over 20 years. She is often the first point of contact at the SBDC and will direct clients to the appropriate resources. Tricia has an Associates Degree in Legal Secretarial Administration from Western Kentucky University. 

“The most rewarding part of my job is seeing clients become so successful that they return to the SBDC to get assistance with expansion.”



Henderson Staff:

Alan Taylor, Management Consultant

Alan C. Taylor has started and operated 10 different small business operations over the past 40 years. He received a B.S. in Marketing from Brescia University, and has been an adjunct instructor of “Small Business Management” at the Henderson Community College for three years. The local Chamber of Commerce recognized him with the “Small Businessman of the Year” award and he has served as Board Chairman for several local organizations. Gov. Paul Patton appointed him to serve on the first Small Business Advocacy Commission, and he has served as a Henderson City Commissioner. He enjoys outdoor grilling, and loves to create new recipes for the grill. His other pastime pleasure is to take his grandchildren on fishing and hunting trips.

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