On Tuesday, May 18, the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship – Greensboro’s longtime small business incubator – announced that the Board of Directors was getting two new faces.

Business consultant Andy Scott and Matt Moon, a general manager for a manufacturing company are joining the board.

The Nussbaum Center, at 1451 S. Elm-Eugene St. in Greensboro was established to teach entrepreneurs and small business owners the skills they need to make their ventures successful.  The center is meant to benefit the local economy by helping startups and other small businesses thrive.  In addition to strategic guidance, the Nussbaum Center, named for former Greensboro Mayor Vic Nussbaum who died in 2001, provides communal resources such as meeting rooms and commonly needed office services.

  Last year, Nussbaum Center businesses employed about 200 people with an average salary of just under $70,000 a year. 

The two new board members will help guide the long-time business incubator as it attempts to live up to its catchphrase – “Turning Entrepreneurs Into Business Owners.”

Scott,  a former Greensboro assistant city manager has over 45 years of experience in urban redevelopment, public finance, economic development, affordable housing development and community development and currently consults with a variety of public and private clients – mostly on projects that involve public-private partnerships. 

 Moon, who’s the general manager for O’Neal Manufacturing Service’s Greensboro operations, has a great deal of experience in human resources and finance. Moon worked with the United Way of Central Alabama before moving to Greensboro.

Sam Funchess, president and CEO of the center, said he believes the two new members will contribute to the center in a number of ways.

“We are extremely grateful to welcome our new board members,” Funchess stated in a May 18 press release announcing the directors. “Each one of them provides our board with a unique background and perspective and we look forward to their expertise and guidance over the next three years.”