NORFOLK — A 25-year champion for small business success in Hampton Roads is retiring later this year.
Jim Carroll plans to retire from his dual role as the executive director of the region’s Small Business Development Center and vice president for small business at the Hampton Roads Chamber on June 1, a day after he marks his 70th birthday.
“It’s time,” Carroll said. “And it’s time for my wife to have some fun.”
In Hampton Roads, Carroll’s name became synonymous with the Small Business Development Center. He was the recipient of numerous awards, writer of countless articles and a presenter at the local, state and national level.