Gretchen Kukuchka MHRA
Business Consultant

Gretchen Kukuchka has been an SBDC Consultant over 17 years, serving the rural Northern Tier region and Lackawanna County. She is inspired by advising businesses with challenges, helping businesses grow, and by the rural communities and community partners she has the opportunity to work with.

Gretchen coordinates the Small Business Internship Initiative, linking Northeastern Pennsylvania small businesses and students with diverse internship experiences. Recently named Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers 2023 State Star, Gretchen sits on the Board of Directors for the Sayre Incubator, Inc., has served on the Board for MetroAction, Inc. and has Certified Business Advisor credentials.

Gretchen holds a Master of Science in Human Resources Administration, with emphasis on Organizational Leadership. Her specialty interests are workforce, leadership and strategic planning. Gretchen also has proven experience in international exporting/regional economic development and shaping a comprehensive scholarship program for The Roy W. Piper Charitable Trust. A graduate of Virginia Tech, The University of Scranton, and Leadership Lackawanna, Gretchen has presented to a national audience, served on various small business committees and has been the recipient of various awards. A co-owner of two small businesses, Gretchen lives in northeastern PA with her husband and 3 children.

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