Announces Selection of Janet Graham As SC State Star
Pictured, left to right: Jerry Silverman, CEO and Founder, Corporate Turnaround, sponsor of the ASBDC State Star Reception; Jerry Cartwright, Chair, ASBDC 2009 Board of Directors and State Director of the Florida SBDC Network; Theresa Singleton, Deputy District Director of the SC office of the Small Business Administration; Larry J. Stevens, Winthrop Regional SBDC Director; Janet Graham; and Antonio Doss, Associate Administrator for the US Small Business Administration's Office of Small Business Development Centers.
“I am pleased to make this announcement, and to recognize Ms. Graham for her extraordinary contributions to the work of the SBDC and small businesses in South Carolina,” said Stevens. “She was chosen by the South Carolina SBDC for being an exemplary performer, making a significant contribution to the SC SBDC program, and showing a strong commitment to small business in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area. I’m proud to have her represent our Winthrop SBDC Region.”
The Winthrop Regional SBDC and the Coastal Area SBDC are a part of America’s Small Business Development Center (ASBDC) Network, a partnership uniting private enterprise, government, higher education and local nonprofit economic development organizations. It is the Small Business Administration’s largest partnership program, providing free counseling, workshops, and management and technical assistance to help Americans start, run and grow their own businesses. With about 1,000 centers across the nation, America’s SBDC network provided business consulting to approximately 200,000 clients, training for more than 400,000 attendees, and other forms of management and technical assistance to approximately 600,000 small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs last year.
“It is an honor to accept this award,” said Graham, “and to have the opportunity to help so many people achieve their entrepreneurial dreams.”