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5/12/2006

EAC SBDC Receives Center of Excellence Award

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By Lori Dugan

THATCHER, AZ—The Eastern Arizona College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) received the 2005 Center of Excellence Award from the Arizona Friends of Small Business at an award ceremony in April.

The Center of Excellence Award recognizes centers in the Arizona SBDC network that successfully achieve client service and economic impact goals. During 2005 the Eastern Arizona College SBDC assisted clients in raising over $665,000 for their businesses. These businesses created 45 new jobs in the local community.

“This program helps businesses grow,” said Fox. “I’m just grateful to be part of an organization that understands how much small business means to the owners and to the economic health of the entire community.”

The Eastern Arizona College SBDC is a program sponsored jointly by Eastern Arizona College and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The center provides free counseling to existing businesses and individuals considering starting their own business. For more information call the SBDC at (928) 428-8590 or e-mail at sbdc@eac.edu.