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Meschke named in new role as economic development outreach manager

Melissa Meschke, center director at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Stevens Point, has been named the Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship’s economic development outreach manager.

Food Finance Institute founder Tera Johnson hands over leadership to Sarah Larson

MADISON – Tera Johnson, who founded the Food Finance Institute (FFI) in 2014 to make sophisticated financial technical assistance available for every growing food, value-added agriculture and food systems enterprise, is leaving her position. Sarah Larson, FFI’s program manager, will take over as interim director starting Sept. 1.

Mitchell named Wisconsin SBDC Network’s 2021 ‘State Star’

Cheryl V. Mitchell, director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Milwaukee, was honored posthumously by her peers as the Wisconsin network’s 2021 State Star.

Consultant joins Food Finance Institute to help farmers

Andy Larson, whose personal and professional life has revolved around agriculture, has joined the Food Finance Institute (FFI) as a farm outreach specialist.

Center for Technology Commercialization wins national award

The Wisconsin Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) has received a prestigious award from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for achieving significant economic impact in advancing small technology businesses.

SBDC at UW-Superior honored as Center of Year

SUPERIOR – The UW-Superior Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Director Andy Donahue have earned statewide recognition for 100 percent client satisfaction and meeting goals for the past three years.

Merrill promoted to associate state director in Wisconsin SBDC Network

MADISON – Colleen Merrill, director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Oshkosh since 2013, has been named associate state director for strategic operations and special projects for the Wisconsin SBDC Network.

Somes-Booher named Wisconsin SBDC Network’s 2020 ‘State Star’

MADISON – Michelle Somes-Booher, director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Madison since 2016, has been named by her peers as the Wisconsin network’s 2020 State Star.