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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt
LSBDC STAFF HONORED - Staff members at the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University were recognized for stellar work performance at the state SBDC meeting held in Baton Rouge. From left are, Senior Business Consultant Wayne Ricks, Assistant Director/Training Coordinator Sandy Summers, and Center Director Bill Joubert.
HAMMOND – Staff members at the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University were recognized for stellar work performance at the state SBDC meeting held in Baton Rouge.
Center Director Bill Joubert and Senior Business Consultant Wayne Ricks received the Million Dollar Club and Five Million Dollar Club awards respectively based on efforts to help achieve financial backing for multiple clients. Assistant Director/Training Coordinator Sandy Summers was acknowledged for exceptional performance in entrepreneurial training and development.
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.