Apr 17, 2015

CLC Small Business Development Center client wins top award

Travis Kelley of Jen Tra Tools in Backus was recently named the U.S. Small Business Administration Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Minnesota. Travis and his wife, Jennifer Kelley, developed the Cheatah door level system to assist contractors and homeowners with door installation. They started Jen Tra Tools to market the product, and are now working to expand their business nationally.
The Central Lakes College Small Business Development Center assisted Travis and Jennifer Kelley through their start-up, in obtaining early financing for their business, in participating in the Minnesota Cup competition and now is working to expand the company. The company also received assistance from the Cass County Economic Development Corporation, SCORE and Legal Corp programs.
Learn more about the company's product at www.jentratools.com.
For more information regarding the CLC Small Business Development Center contact 218-855-8145 or email director Greg Bergman at gbergman@clcmn.edu.