June 6, 2022
Beth , regional director for the Lake Huron Region of the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Saginaw Valley State University, earned the Culture Award for going above and beyond to support Michigan small businesses. She received the honor at the 2022 Michigan SBDC conference.
The Culture Award is a peer-nominated award for individuals recognized as going above and beyond expectations to advance the SBDC’s mission of helping Michigan small businesses succeed. shared the honor with Laura , regional director for the Upper Peninsula SBDC
“Laura and Beth helped during a time of need,” said J.D. Collins, state director of Michigan SBDC. “When another region needed help, it was the actions of two people that stood out above the rest. Beth’s actions remind me of a quote: ‘If you have more than what you need, build a longer table.’ Your leadership bucket over – thank you.”
Each year the entire Michigan SBDC network gathers with clients, team members and guests to learn, network and recognize each other for the work done assisting Michigan small businesses to succeed. The conference included a Capital Region client panel discussion, general sessions and breakout sessions as well as the awards ceremony.
The Lake Huron Region SBDC, housed at the Scott L. Carmona College of Business at Saginaw Valley State University, is one of the Business Excellence Centers at SVSU, which provide training, consulting and research services to Michigan’s business community.
The Lake Huron Region SBDC was recently awarded ARPA funds to support small businesses in Bay County.
The Michigan SBDC provides no-cost consulting, business education, market research and technology commercialization to new and existing businesses throughout Michigan’s 83 counties. Michigan SBDC services are available through the support of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. The Michigan SBDC is committed to fostering and sustaining a culture of inclusion through equitable outreach and service to Michigan’s diverse business community. Entrepreneurs and small business owners may access the services of their nearest Michigan SBDC by visiting www.michigansbdc.org.