UW-Superior Small Business Development Center director receives Excellence and Innovation Center Aw
Andy Donahue, Small Business Development Center director at the University of Wisconsin-Superior will receive the Small Business Administration’s 2020 Wisconsin Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Center Award during a ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at Artistic Florals by Leslie located at 1206 Tower Ave., in Superior.
The award will be presented by Eric Ness, Wisconsin district director for the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Through Donahue’s hands-on engagement with businesses and partners throughout the SBDC’s eight-county area, SBDC-assisted businesses received infusions of capital totaling $4.1 million, 150-percent of the SBDC’s goal. The center also achieved 100-percent client satisfaction and has become a well-known resource in the region under his leadership.
The award recognizes the SBDC’s outstanding goal achievement and collaborations with stakeholders and the university. Key among these are the student-to-business collaborative cultivated through the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic and an economic research consortium.