Tanya S. Weary of Oxford has been named the Director of the Small Business Center at Vance-Granville Community College.
Weary joined the college after working for the past 12 years with the City of Oxford. During the last three years of her tenure with the City, she served as the Downtown Development Director. In that role, Weary oversaw the Downtown Oxford Economic Development Program. She worked closely with local businesses and property owners to preserve the small-town appeal of Oxford by presenting community events and supporting historic preservation in conjunction with economic development.
An Oxford native, Weary holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. Weary also completed the Master Municipal Clerk program of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and the Municipal and County Administration Course offered by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government. She currently serves on the Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start Board as a business representative. “I am pleased and excited to be a part of the VGCC team,” Weary said. “I value the importance of small businesses and believe it is important to promote and sustain these businesses, which after all are critical to every city and county’s vitality.”
The VGCC Small Business Center was created to provide the small businesses of Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties with a focal point for training, education, counseling and referral. The center addresses the continuing need for updated information, refinement of management skills and the improvement of profit advantage in risk-taking. The Small Business Center offers seminars and short courses throughout the year at various locations, while the SBC office is located in Building 7 on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. For more information, call (252) 738-3240.