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Business 5 CARES Act Subject Matter Experts

CARES Act Subject Matter Experts

Dean Tom Martin

A week into March 2020, every business in the world became a start-up again – having to identify new customers, new products, evaluating their market position, developing their supply and value chains, in an economy rocked by a pandemic. 

For those that have taken advantage of the CARES Act, EKU and CEDET wants to add a layer of support by providing technical assistance, subject matter experts, for small business owners and entrepreneurs. You have secured your business for the next couple of months – now you may need someone to help you think through these next couple of months. Please select the Subject Matter Experts link below and get started.


Rodney Kuhl, South Central Small Business Development Center

Finding eligible lenders

Please find corresponding documents to the CARES Act below.

The Appalachian Investors Alliance brings together individual and institutional accredited investors that are committed to helping new and small businesses succeed. Jim Hart is the Executive Director for the AIA, holding a BS in Logistics & Transportation and Master of Business Administration from University of Tennessee.

Mendi Goble is the Richmond Chamber President and CEO and can direct you to Chamber members who are subject matter experts

Dr. Qian Xiao

Dr. Qian Xiao – Strategy  Qian Xiao is Associate Professor of Management at the Eastern Kentucky University. She received her PhD in Management from University of Alabama. Her research has been presented at both national and international meetings and has been published in journals such as Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, Journal of Education for Business, International Journal of Healthcare Quality Assurance, etc. Her teaching covers topics of management and strategy. She teaches both upper level undergraduate courses and MBA courses.

Tel (office): 859-622-7349


Dr. J.P. Stearns – Accounting, Budgeting, Planning, Control Systems, Data Analytics

Mr. Don Perry – Senior Vice President and Investments Manager, Kentucky Farmers Bank

College of Business

521 Lancaster Avenue
BTC 214, Business and Technology Center
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-1409 (For general inquiries)
Fax: 859-622-1413

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