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FARGO, N.D. – ND Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) is proud to announce the addition of Chris Erwin to the Fargo/ Southeast Center. Chris will serve as a business advisor and assist with providing services to clients across the southeast quadrant of the state. The Fargo/ Southeast Center is located in the NDSU Research and Technology Park Incubator.

“We are excited to have Chris join our team. It will be great to have his breadth of experience and the additional capacity to meet the increasing client demand we’ve seen throughout the region over the past few years,” said Fargo/ Southeast Center Director Paul Smith. “We are eager to have him begin advising clients.”

Chris Erwin

Erwin is no stranger to small business operations as he was heavily involved in his family’s tech business for several years, he also served a rural area in Nevada as their Chamber of Commerce CEO/ Executive Director, and recently a role in the hospitality industry. His education includes an undergrad degree in marketing along with an MBA and MSML.

Erwin’s lifelong learner approach means he has several additional trainings and certifications under his belt. This will be an asset to the ND SBDC and our clients.

“Chris’ excitement and passion for learning new things shines through in all he does. This is a tremendous benefit to our network, since we place a very strong emphasis on having the most up-to-date information and a high level of expertise to benefit our clients,” said Tiffany Ford, ND SBDC State Director. “Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in various industries, which will enhance our ability to assist and support entrepreneurs and small business owners in the region.”

ND SBDC is a statewide outreach program of the Center for Business Engagement & Development within the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration at the University of North Dakota. Since its inception in 1986, the ND SBDC network has helped business owners and entrepreneurs start, manage, and grow their small businesses through confidential, individualized, professional business advising and training workshops. Services are provided at no-cost to clients thanks to funding from U.S. Small Business Administration, ND Department of Commerce, and local supporters across the state.

For more information on the ND SBDC programs or services, call 701.777.3700, email, visit our website, or find on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram).


Press Contacts:

Tiffany Ford, 701.777.8700,
Marnie Schuschke, 701.777.3700,