AMES, Iowa – America’s SBDC Iowa is pleased to announce that Mary Spitz, Administrative Assistant, North Iowa Area Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Mason City, is the winner of the SBDC’s Support Person of the Year Award.
This is the first year for this award, which recognizes the superior performance of a regional support staff member for exemplary service to America’s SBDC Iowa.
Brook Boehmler, regional director of the North Iowa Area SBDC, who nominated Spitz for the award, says, “Mary has been the anchor for the North Iowa Area SBDC. She has made sure that every audit has always gone smoothly and that all national/state compliance is correct. Clients are assured that they are important. She does all of this while only working half-time for the SBDC.”
The SBDC Support Person of the Year Award will be presented to Mary in Mason City by SBDC State Director Lisa Shimkat on Friday, November 20th. Mary has been with the SBDC for seven years. Previous to her work with the SBDC, Mary worked for eight years for Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage.
The America’s SBDC Iowa program is an outreach program of Iowa State University’s College of Business. Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the organization has 15 regional assistance centers located strategically across the state including a center at North Iowa Area Community College. Since program inception in 1981, the Center has helped hundreds of thousands of Iowa businesses and entrepreneurs through no cost, confidential, customized, professional business counseling and practical, affordable training.