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News Service:

Annette Hacker, director,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

09-22-06

Contacts:

Jon Ryan, Iowa Small Business Development Center, (515) 294-2030, jonryan@iastate.edu

Mike Ferlazzo, News Service, (515) 294-8986, ferlazzo@iastate.edu

Ryan elected to Association of Small Business Development Centers board

AMES, Iowa -- The Association of Small Business Development Centers elected Jon Ryan to its national Board of Directors at its annual conference on Sept. 15 in Houston, Texas. The board represents over 1,100 Small Business Development Centers from all U.S. states and territories and is responsible for programs and oversight of the national organization.

Ryan is state director of the Iowa Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), which is headquartered at Iowa State University's College of Business and provides Iowa businesses and entrepreneurs personal counseling and training through regional service centers across the state.

As a board member, Ryan will join eight other state SBDC directors from across the nation in providing insight and perspective to this national business assistance organization.

"This is a great honor for the State of Iowa to be recognized as a leader in serving the needs of the nation's small businesses, the backbone of future economic growth," said Ryan.

For more information on SBDC programs and services, call (515) 294-2030 or visit http//www.iowasbdc.org.

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