For Wayne’s WEOC Women’s Business Center receives award

From staff reports, FWBusiness.com

Leslee Hill, WEOC WBC director, center, holds the 2022 SBA Indiana Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award. With her are from left, Stacey Poynter, SBA; Tammy Allen and Jami Thomas, both of The NIIC; Geri Aglipay, SBA; Hill, and Rosalina Perez, Rhonda Ladig, Maddy Dahlgren, Stephanie Taylor, Anna Heck and Mike Fritsch, all of The NIIC.


WEOC Women’s Business Center (WBC) received the 2022 SBA Indiana Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award. SBA Great Lakes Regional Administrator Geri Aglipay and SBA Indiana District Director Stacey Poynter presented the award to Leslee Hill, WEOC WBC director, and The NIIC team.

The award recognizes WEOC WBC as a women’s business center that is mission-driven, client-focused, and results-oriented.

“As an SBA regional administrator, I’m proud that we’re giving credit where credit’s due,” Aglipay said. She oversees the Great Lakes Region, which includes Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. “We’re spotlighting organizations like WEOC WBC, which serves resilient and resourceful American entrepreneurs who are doing their part to power our nation’s historic economic comeback.”

“We proudly recognize WEOC WBC with this award,” Poynter said. “The WEOC WBC team provides outstanding support and wrap-around services to small business owners. Small business owners are the backbone of the American economy. 99.4% of the businesses in Indiana are small, and 47.3% are owned by women.”

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