The Small Business Administration (SBA) honored Shawntay Dixon and the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council as the Women’s Business Center of Excellence at the virtual 16th Annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awards Gala on July 28, 2020. “It is an honor to receive this award from the Michigan District. This fruitful partnership has allowed us to see hundreds of women-owned businesses flourish because of the innovative programming we provide. We look forward to continuing to meet the needs of our women, especially in these uncertain times.” Shawntay Dixon, Program Manager, Women’s Business Center.
The Significance of the Award
This award recognizes the teams’ tremendous efforts and will help build the credibility of the business center, further facilitating their powerful mission and reach. Great Lakes WBC’s Women’s Business Center, throughout its history, has assisted and accelerated women-owned businesses that number into the thousands. As one of the first women’s business centers and microloan organizations in the country, Shawntay and her team continue to provide mentoring and resources to help women-owned businesses grow and thrive.