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    SBDC Staff Members Present at National Conference

    Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff members, Lisa Hall Zielinski, director, and Keith Yurgosky, business consultant, presented at the 39th America’s SBDC national conference in Long Beach, California, this semester.
    November 25, 2019

    Two University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff members presented sessions at the 39th America’s SBDC national conference in Long Beach, California, this semester.

    Keith Yurgosky, business consultant, presented “Overcoming Your SBDC’s Social Media Challenges” and also served as a panelist in a digital marketing session with SBDC colleagues from across the country.

    Lisa Hall Zielinski, director, presented “Achieving Goals with a Small Business Internship Initiative.” Zielinski is a member of the America’s SBDC Professional Development and Education Conference Committee, a small group of SBDC staff from across the country who assist America’s SBDC staff in planning the annual conference.

    This year, more than 1,300 SBDC professionals from across the country attended the conference. These advisors, trainers and directors came together for professional development and networking.

    SBDCs are hosted by leading universities, colleges, state economic development agencies and private partners, and funded in part by the United States Congress through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. There are nearly 1,000 local centers available to provide no-cost business consulting and low-cost training to new and existing businesses. The University of Scranton SBDC serves 8 counties in Northeastern and Northern Tier Pennsylvania.

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