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SBDC'S Ricks receives 'Five Million Dollar Club' award

Contact: Christina Chapple


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Wayne Ricks

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Small Business Development Center business consultant Wayne Ricks of Independence was one of only two statewide recipients of a “Five Million Dollar Club” award at the Louisiana Small Business Development Center awards reception Jan. 29 in New Orleans. The award recognizes Ricks’ achievement of securing $5 million or more in client capitalization.

     Ricks has been a member of the SBDC staff for three years. He is currently working on his MBA at Southeastern, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance. Focusing on individual consulting, assisting clients in creating financial projections, and industry research, he works with start up businesses, existing business owners, and local economic development organizations to facilitate growth in the north shore region.

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