Anel Philimon Selected as 2010 State Star of PISBDCN

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Guam – The University of Guam’s Pacific Islands Small Business Development Center Network (PISBDCN) Director Casey Jeszenka announced that Anel Philimon has been selected as the 2010 State Star of the PISBDCN.  

“I am delighted to recognize Anel Philimon for extraordinary contributions to the work of the PISBDCN and small business in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) said Casey Jeszenka

 Anel Philimon is the Director at the RMI Small Business Development Center in Majuro.  Anel Philimon was chosen by the PISBDCN for being an outstanding performer, making a major contribution to the RMI SBDC program, and showing a strong commitment to small business in the Marshall Islands.

“It is an honor to accept this award,” said Anel Philimon, “and to have the opportunity everyday to assist so many entrepreneurs achieve the dream of starting and succeeding in their own business.”

America’s Small Business Development Center (ASBDC) Network 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.

A special awards reception honoring the ASBDC 2010 State Stars was held on Friday, September 24, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas in conjunction with ASBDC’s 30th Annual Conference.

Caption: Anel Philimon, Director of the RMI Small Business Development Center , received a State Star Award from the America’s Small Business Development Center Network on Sept. 24, 2010. Pictured from left are: Charles “Tee” Rowe, President/CEO, Association of Small Business Development Centers; Jerry Cartwright, State Director, Florida SBDC;  Casey Jeszenka, Network Director, Pacific Islands Small Business Development Center Network; Anel Philimon, Director of the RMI Small Business Development Center (SBDC); Doss, Associate Administrator, Office of Small Business Development Centers, U. S. Small Business Administration; Jim Mullery, Vice President, ACT! Sales, Sage North America.