WVSBDC recognized business coaches who had received certifications in specialized capabilities. Josh Jarrell, Deputy Secretary and General Counsel at West Virginia Department of Commerce, presented awards:
Export and Trade Counseling from Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee and the U.S. Small Business Administration: Beth Ludewig, Sharon Stratton, Justin Gaull and Rob Hinton.
Certified Global Business Professional for knowledge in international trade, issued by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators: Amber Wilson, Terry Cyfers and Steve Johnson.
Research Commercialization Course for understanding of innovation, commercialization and tech transfer required to successfully function in industry: Justin Gaull, Sharon Stratton and Steve Johnson.
Federal Acquisition Management for skills regarding managing federal government contracts: Doug Spaulding and Terry Cyfers.
Capital Access Recognition for accessing more than $1 million of capital infusion for their clients: Terry Cyfers, Jim Epling and Bob Marggraf.
The WVSBDC is part of the West Virginia Development Office and creates economic impact through offering entrepreneurs and small businesses cost-effective business coaching and technical assistance. The West Virginia SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The WVSBDC is an Accredited Member of America’s SBDC network.
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