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Local entrepreneur gets a boost from Small Business Development Center

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On an average day, Trina Worrell Benjamin handles invoices, returns calls and emails, directs a team of nearly a dozen employees and manages a client roster that has included big names like Rite Aid and Toys“R”Us. She admits her first steps into entrepreneurship were not easy. But with the help of…

Local entrepreneur gets a boost from Small Business Development Center

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Pennsylvania SBDC Announces Chuck Pierce as ASBDC State Star

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(From Left): Chuck Pierce, Senior Business Consultant, Wilkes University SBDC, 2012 Pennsylvania State Star; Christian Conroy, State Director, Pennsylvania SBDC

Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) State Director Christian Conroy announced that Chuck Pierce of the Wilkes University SBDC has been selected as the 2012 State Star of the Pennsylvania SBDC.

“I am delighted to make this announcement, and to recognize Chuck Pierce for his extraordinary contributions to businesses affected by the flooding of 2011 caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee,” said Conroy.

Chuck Pierce is the senior business consultant at the Wilkes University SBDC serving Carbon, Columbia, Luzerne, Schuykill and Sullivan counties in Pennsylvania.  Pierce was chosen by the Pennsylvania SBDC for being an outstanding performer, making a major contribution to the Wilkes SBDC program, and showing a strong commitment to small businesses in Northeast Pennsylvania.  

“It is an honor to accept this award,” said Pierce, “and to have the opportunity every day to assist so many entrepreneurs achieve the dream of starting and succeeding in their own business.”

Each year, America’s Small Business Development Center (ASBDC) Network recognizes top performers nationwide at its Annual Conference.  A special awards reception honoring the ASBDC 2012 State Stars was held on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana in conjunction with ASBDC’s 32nd Annual Conference. The reception was graciously sponsored by Constant Contact, Inc.