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    Leigh Fennie ’11, ’G19, Scranton, business consultant for The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) was recognized as one of America’s SBDC Top 40 Under 40 at their annual conference in San Diego.

    SBDC’s Leigh Fennie Earns National Recognition

    Leigh Fennie ’11, ’G19, Scranton, business consultant for The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) was recognized as one of America’s SBDC Top 40 Under 40 at their annual conference in San Diego.
    October 24, 2022

    Leigh Magnotta Fennie ’11 ’G19, business consultant for The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC), was honored at America’s SBDC 2022 Conference in San Diego as one of the inaugural America’s SBDC 40 Under 40.

    According to America’s SBDC, the network is filled with talented young professionals who make significant contributions to their SBDC mission and local communities. To celebrate these achievements, they launched Top 40 Under 40 Young Professionals Award, a recognition of SBDC staff from across the national network who demonstrate innovation, leadership and commitment to the SBDC mission.

    Fennie joined the SBDC in June 2015. She provides business consulting to start-up and existing small businesses across the SBDC’s 8-county service area, with a focus on Monroe and Wayne Counties. She stepped up in 2020 to serve as a CARES Act Business Consultant, assisting existing small businesses impacted by the pandemic, including helping them obtain almost $5,000,000 in disaster financing and grants. She also developed and delivered a number of educational programs and worked with many entrepreneurs to rethink their business models.

    She earned her MBA from The University of Scranton in 2019, and her bachelor’s degree in international business from the University in 2011.

    Scranton’s SBDC, housed in the University’s Kania School of Management, serves eight counties in Northeastern and Northern Tier Pennsylvania.

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