The Unites States Small Business Administration (SBA), New Hampshire District Director, Witmer Jones, announced today the addition of Mr. Hugh Curley to the staff of the New Hampshire District Office located in Concord, NH.
Mr. Curley comes to the Concord office of the SBA with over twenty years experience in the area of economic and business development. Prior to coming to the Connecticut office of the SBA in 1998, Curley served as Vice President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce. In that capacity, he operated a revolving loan fund targeted to small businesses in the fifteen towns of Middlesex County. At the SBA office in Hartford, Curley was responsible for ongoing business development and the coordination of programs with state, regional and municipal economic development officials.
In commenting on the addition of Mr. Curley to the staff at the SBA’s New Hampshire District Office, Wit Jones said, “I am extremely pleased to welcome Hugh to the SBA team in New Hampshire. His background demonstrates a longstanding commitment to strengthen and support small business owners as they grow and address challenges. His reputation is one of a man who becomes actively involved in his profession as well as his community.”
A graduate of St. John’s University in New York, Curley also attended St. Anselm’s College as a Capuchin Franciscan Friar prior to his graduate studies at Maryknoll School of Theology in Ossining, NY. In his free time, Hugh has served as an elected member of the Boards of Selectmen and Finance in Durham, CT as well as President of the Durham Cemetery Company, Coordinator of the Head of the Connecticut Regatta and from 1997 – 2009 as Chair of the Community Decommissioning Advisory Committee for the six communities near the former Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power facility in Haddam, CT.
Curley and his wife Pat have raised four children in Durham Connecticut. They have been frequent visitors to New Hampshire in the past decade to visit their daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren living in Pittsfield, NH.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is a federal agency that assists small business owners with financing needs, business counseling and other services for small business owners without charge. For more information on the benefits provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act providing increased business loan guarantees with reduced fees, call the SBA District Office at 603-225-1400 or visit www.sba.gov/nh .