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    Participants Complete SBDC StartUP Program

    Local women completed The University of Scranton Women’s Entrepreneurship Center StartUP Program in June. Graduates of the program include from top left: Tara Atkins, Esther Pagan, Kristy Jamison, Vandy Galvez, Valerie Valenti, Christina Ranallo, Brianna Turner, Katelyn McManamon, special projects coordinator, SBDC; Donna Simpson, consultant manager, SBDC; Peggy Doolittle, WEC administrative assistant; Erin Hahn, WEC student intern; Rebecca Farrell, WEC student intern; Jennifer Rossiter, WEC student intern; Kimberly Stossel, WEC student intern; Iris Hu, WEC student intern; Jacqueline Heraty, WEC student intern; and Jordyn Lieber, WEC student intern.
    July 9, 2021

    Laura Adamo, East Stroudsburg; Tara Atkins, North Abington Township; Vandy Galvez, Bushkill; Kristy Jamison, Scranton; Cliffette Longford, Scranton; Esther Pagan, Bushkill; Christina Ranallo, Forest City; Ashley Shipsky, Jermyn; Brianna Turner, Wilkes-Barre; and Valerie Valenti, Scranton, and one other individual completed The University of Scranton Women’s Entrepreneurship Center and Small Business Development Center StartUP Program in June.

    Facilitated by experienced Small Business Development Center (SBDC) consultants, this certificate series is designed for women in transition or those trying to make a better life for themselves and their families. This program offers women education, support and guidance in determining if entrepreneurship is an option for them while teaching business startup basics, legal and insurance considerations, marketing and social media essentials, business plan development, accounting and budget skills, financing options and goal setting.

    Housed in the Kania School of Management, The University of Scranton Women’s Entrepreneurship Center is a program of the SBDC. WEC student interns and SBDC staff offer business start-up information, guidance, and encouragement. Participating interns included: Erin Hahn, junior accounting and corporate finance major, Flourtown; Iris Hu, junior finance major, Tianjin, China; Jaqueline Heraty, senior neuroscience major, New York, New York; Jennifer Rossiter, junior business administration major, Jenkintown; Jordyn Lieber, junior business administration major, Edison, New Jersey; Kimberly Stossel, junior marketing major, East Stroudsburg; Nicole Freeman, junior biology major, New Tripoli; and Rebecca Farrell, sophomore entrepreneurship major, Clarks Summit.

    Scranton’s SBDC serves eight counties in Northeastern and Northern Tier Pennsylvania.

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