谢丽尔V. 米切尔, director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Milwaukee, was honored posthumously by her peers as the Wisconsin network’s 2021 State Star.
米切尔 was chosen in June in a statewide vote for turning around the performance of the SBDC at UW-Milwaukee. Upon her recent promotion from 顾问 to 中心主任, 米切尔 met all of the center’s goals for the first time in seven years. In 2020, the SBDC at UW-Milwaukee served 565 clients, resulting in $12 million in capital investment, 新增业务28项，新增业务2项,支持550个就业岗位.
米切尔, 53, died in May after fighting for months to recover from a brain hemorrhage.
在她的获奖提名中, 米切尔 was described as a persistent, solutions-oriented professional who could handle any challenge with her strategic mind and collaborative approach.
“Everything Cheryl did with her bright smile and calm demeanor was to help others — her staff, her small business clients and her community,Bon Wikenheiser说, 州SBDC导演. “Anyone who knew her has been inspired to carry forward her legacy.”
南希·纳尔逊, Provost’s Deputy for Continuing 教育 at UW-Milwaukee School, said under 米切尔’s charismatic leadership, 的SBDC蓬勃发展. “谢丽尔 was always willing to take on new challenges while assisting SBDC clients with solutions and strategies.”
的 Wisconsin Small Business Development (SBDC) Network 提供免费, confidential consulting and business education to new and existing businesses through 13 centers across the state. In 2020, the SBDC served 7,870 clients, resulting in $107.5 million in capital investment, 256 new businesses and 26,275 jobs supported.
的 State Star award recognizes:
- Willingness to go the extra mile.
的 Wisconsin SBDC is a nationally accredited member of America’s SBDC, which traditionally honors State Stars each fall during its national conference. Past Wisconsin State Stars include Michelle Somes-Booher (2020), 中心主任, SBDC at 威斯康辛大学麦迪逊分校; David Stauffacher (2019), 顾问, SBDC at UW-Green湾; and Kevin Kaufman (2018), 中心主任, 在UW-Whitewater SBDC.
米切尔 earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from 威斯康辛大学麦迪逊分校 and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 在2016年加入SBDC之前, she already had amassed a diverse portfolio of experience: She worked as an analyst and marketing manager for a number of health care and biotech firms. And she founded two of her own enterprises, 米切尔 Companies LLC and 的 Diabetes Bootcamp.
In her years with the SBDC Network, 米切尔 was appreciated by her clients for her candid business advice and personable nature.
“谢丽尔 was far more than an expert on business strategy, 营销和个人品牌,艾伦·古德曼说, A Goodman甜品店的老板. “She was the ultimate inspirator, nurturer and coach who constantly pushed me to think boldly about my business, while also becoming a good friend along the way.”
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米切尔的母亲, 波林, said Cheryl’s intelligent counsel, giving heart and uplifting spirit left “forever impressions” on her family, 朋友和同事. “谢丽尔, 我美丽早熟的女儿, was like a rose flower of the purple hue, 如此非犹太人，却又坚强. She blossomed so profusely with an uncanny wisdom for all to see, touch and embrace.”
的 Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a nationally accredited statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and business education. Regional SBDC experts facilitate improvement and growth for small and emerging mid-size companies and help launch successful new enterprises. 的 Wisconsin SBDC is hosted by the 威斯康星大学系统 under the 研究所的业务 & 创业. 这是funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. 中小企业管理局. www.wisconsinSBDC.org