Janine Clover to be honored as Iowa SBDC State Star

Janine Clover

AMES, Iowa — Janine Clover, regional director of the Southeastern Community College Small Business Development Center (SCC SBDC) in Burlington, has been named the 2019 Iowa “State Star” by the national Small Business Development Center organization, America’s SBDC.

America’s SBDC annually recognizes Small Business Development Center personnel for demonstrating exemplary work performance, significantly contributing to the organization’s economic development efforts, and showing a strong commitment to small businesses.

“Janine is a true advocate for small business across our state,” says Lisa Shimkat, State Director, America’s SBDC Iowa. “Her contributions to the SBDC and our small businesses have been vast. We are proud of Janine and we are honored to have her within our network.”

“Janine is a very dedicated individual who gives more than 110% to her clients and they have a deep appreciation for the services she provides, says Dr. Michael Ash, President of Southeastern Community College. “With the support of SBDC, Janine is able to help hundreds of potential business owners develop the plans they need to be successful. Janine is a real gem!”

Clover has been the regional director of the Southeastern Community College SBDC since 2001. She will be recognized at a special reception held during the America’s SBDC national fall conference in Long Beach, California in September.

America’s SBDC Iowa is an outreach program of Iowa State University’s College of Business and the Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations. Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, Ames, Iowa 50011, Tel. 515-294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, America’s SBDC Iowa has 15 regional assistance centers located strategically across the state. Since program inception in 1981, the SBDC has helped hundreds of thousands of Iowa businesses and entrepreneurs through no fee, confidential, customized, professional business counseling and practical, affordable training workshops.

For more information on America’s SBDC Iowa programs or services, call (515) 294-2030 or visit www.iowasbdc.org, https://www.facebook.com/AmericasSBDCIowa, or https://twitter.com/IowaSBDC.

Press Contacts:

Lisa Shimkat, America’s SBDC Iowa, 515-294-2030, lshimkat@iastate.edu
Janine Clover, SCC SBDC Iowa, 319-208-5381, jclover@scciowa.edu