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Tom Donaldson Named State Star by Michigan SBTDC

LANSING 9/16/11 –   Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) State Director Carol Lopucki recently announced that Tom Donaldson, of Lansing, has been selected as the 2011 State Star of the Michigan SBTDC network.

 “I am pleased to make this announcement and to recognize Tom Donaldson for extraordinary contributions to the work of the statewide Michigan SBTDC network and small businesses in the Capitol Region,” said Lopucki.

 Donaldson is the Regional Director at the MI-SBTDC Capitol Region located at Lansing Community College.  He was chosen by the MI-SBTDC network for being an exemplary performer, making a significant contribution to the statewide and regional MI-SBTDC programs, and for showing a strong commitment to small businesses in the Lansing area. 

 “It is an honor to accept this award and to have the opportunity to help so many people achieve their dreams of starting, growing and succeeding in their own businesses,” said Donaldson.

 The MI-SBTDC is a member of the America’s Small Business Development Center (ASBDC) Network, which is a partnership uniting private enterprise, government, higher education and local nonprofit economic development organizations. 

It is the Small Business Administration’s largest partnership program, providing management and technical assistance to help Americans start, run and grow their own businesses. 

With about 1,000 centers across the nation, America’s SBDC network provided business consulting to approximately 200,000 clients, training for more than 400,000 attendees, and other forms of management and technical assistance to approximately 600,000 small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs last year.


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