Washington SBDC Recognizes Jan Harte with the Ron Battles Excellence Award
Brett Rogers, state director, Small Business Development Center/WSU Spokane, 509-358-7765, firstname.lastname@example.org
SPOKANE, Wash.— Jan Harte, a Certified Business Advisor for the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Vancouver service center was presented the Ron Battles Excellence Award on Friday June 26. The award, presented by SBDC State Director Brett Rogers, was given in recognition of Harte’s quality service to her clients in Southwest Washington’s Clark and Skamania Counties.
“Jan was selected for this award based on a number of strong nominations from clients, her body of work demonstrating commitment to excellence, and her ‘above & beyond’ approach to her clients, her peers, the community, and stakeholders at large,” said Rogers.
The Ron Battles Excellence Award was conceived as a means to honor the late Ron Battles’ legacy as a gifted business advisor and to recognize in others the same commitment to quality service that Battles displayed in his nine-year career with the SBDC. Battles died in October, 2005 following a courageous two-year struggle against cancer.
“I am confident that Ron Battles would be delighted that Jan is being recognized for her strong commitment to excellence and client service,” said Rogers.
The Small Business Development Center in Vancouver is funded by Washington State University. Harte serves her clientele from her office in the Eastridge Business Park.
The Washington Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) provides professional management and technical assistance through no-charge confidential counseling and low-cost training to current and prospective business owners. It is a cooperative effort between Washington State University, participating community colleges, economic development organizations and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
For more information on the mission and services of the SBDC visit the network Web site at http://www.wsbdc.org.