Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: May 30, 2013
HAMMOND – Several staff members at the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern
Louisiana University were recognized with awards at the state SBDC meeting held in
Business consultant Wayne Ricks was honored with the Start up Superstar Award for helping 15 new companies in the region get off the ground, while consultant Scott Huffman was given the Top Sales and Top Job Generator awards for creating 107 new jobs in the region.
Ricks and Huffman joined consultants Steven Baham and Ginger Cangelosi in receiving Million Dollar Club awards based on their efforts to help achieve financial backing for multiple clients.
At the meeting, William Joubert, director of the Southeastern LSBDC and the Southeast Louisiana Business Center, was presented a certificate recognizing the center's recent reaccreditation through the Association of Small Business Development Centers.
Since 1984, the Southeastern LSBDC has provided the tools and resources needed to help businesses grow and compete in an increasingly competitive and challenging economic environment. Since 2003 the center has consulted with nearly 2,400 entrepreneurs, helped secure over $256 million in loans and equity capital, obtained funding for more than 80 percent of its projects, created over 2,000 jobs and provided more than 21,000 hours of training for businesses throughout the North Shore.