LUBBOCK, Texas (press release) – The following is a press release from the Northwest Texas Small Business Development Center at Texas Tech University)
The Texas Tech University Northwest Texas Small Business Development Center (NWTSBDC) and America’s Small Business Development Center Association (SBDC), located in Washington DC, are proud to announce that Huey Lee, Director of Special Projects, is its star of State.
Lee has worked for the NWTSBDC for 25 years. She joined the center in 1998 as a senior technology consultant and quickly took on a management role. Lee later became the director of his IT department. Lee holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Missouri State University and an MBA from Texas Tech. She also took executive leadership courses at Cornell University.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lee took on the new role of Director of Special Projects. She quickly set up the website, tracking system, and video conferencing capability for a hotline that helped small businesses search for disaster relief. She quickly enabled SBDC employees to work remotely safely and efficiently from home and participated in the early stages of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act program, eventually becoming the program director who has helped businesses for over 95 years. county service area.
“This State Star Award recognizes Huey’s dedication and demonstrated leadership talents in making significant contributions to the NWTSBDC program and her strong commitment to the communities she serves,” said Judy Wilhelm, Executive Director of the NWTSBDC. “Her desire to assist and take on new responsibilities makes her an excellent choice for this well-deserved recognition.
The NWTSBDC State Star is based on a peer-reviewed selection process of an individual who demonstrates exemplary performance, makes a significant contribution to their networks, and is deeply committed to the success of American small businesses. Lee is one of 60 people selected from across the United States and its territories for this award.
About Small Business Development Centers
The US Small Business Development Centers are SBDC’s national network, the most comprehensive small business support network in the United States and its territories.
SBDCs are hosted by leading universities, colleges, state economic development agencies, and private partners, and funded in part by the United States Congress through a partnership with the US Small Business Administration. There are nearly 1,000 local centers available to provide free business advice and low cost training to new and existing businesses.
The NWTSBDC has six centers located in the 95-county area and housing universities: Texas Tech, Texas Tech-Abilene, West Texas A&M University, University of Texas-Permian Basin, Midwestern State University, and Tarleton State University.
Over the past two years, the NWTSBDC has helped start nearly 400 businesses and facilitated over $ 185 million in capital for growing small businesses, with over 4,000 new jobs created by NWTSBDC clients.
The NWTSBDC will continue to dedicate resources and programs to small businesses to support the United States’ economic recovery from the pandemic and to boost the overall competitiveness of the United States economy.
Small business owners and budding entrepreneurs can contact their local SBDC for free, confidential business advice and free or free training on a variety of topics. Learn more about how SBDCs help local businesses start, grow and prosper at http://www.nwtsbdc.org
(Northwest Texas Small Business Development Center at Texas Tech University press release)