Small Business Support Specialist and Trainer
740-592-3854 ext. 120
Chris Quolke joined the ACEnet staff in December 2019 as the Facility Operator for the 294/296 Harper Street Facility in Nelsonville. Now ACEnet’s Small Business Support Specialist & Trainer, Chris directly interacts with and provides technical assistance to entrepreneurs and business owners in all sectors to help them enhance their businesses. He coordinates ACEnet’s recovery and reentry activities to help create equitable communities where individuals can thrive. Chris also supports and oversees the ACEnet shared-use Wood Manufacturing Center on the Nelsonville Business Campus that hosts and assists regional wood manufacturing businesses.
He is the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Coordinator for the ACEnet Food and Farm Enterprise Center in Nelsonville, Ohio where small businesses produce artisanal, value-added meat products under the Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Meat Inspection. Chris provides mandated training on the Meat Processing and Produce Processing equipment, and is responsible for the development and execution of each producer’s HACCAP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) Plan. He eagerly assists new clients in determining how they may best utilize the Nelsonville facility to meet their growing business needs, while assisting long-time clients with the logistics needed to expand into new markets.
Chris directly supports Appalachian businesses operating from all ACEnet rental spaces in Athens and Nelsonville. He brings a rich work history of unique employment and volunteer activities that allows him to quickly learn new content and create meaningful action plans towards goals or outcomes. Chris currently serves as Executive Committee Chair for the United Campus Ministry Board of Directors and as Chapter Advisory Board Chair for the Ohio Gamma chapter of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
Chris is passionate about Appalachian success and finding ways to bring the business dreams people have to reality, and is excited to work with entrepreneurs, help them achieve their goals, and to spread entrepreneurialism in Appalachian Ohio. He is also passionate about banjo music, running, meditating, homebrewed beer and wine, and living life to the fullest with his wife and puppy dog.