May 3, 2018
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Movers and Shakers
Coleman Movers & Shakers — Linda McMahon Keynotes America West, Janet Toth, Tim Eckerle
Linda McMahon Confirmed as KeyNote Speaker for America West, The OC, June 22
If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to meet the 25th Administrator of the SBA in person, now is your chance!
Linda McMahon, joins America West on Friday, June 22nd as the closing keynote speaker, Costa Mesa, CA
As a member of President Trump’s cabinet, Linda advocates on behalf of the 30 million small businesses in America. She leads a team of professionals dedicated to ensuring entrepreneurs have the support and tools they need to start, grow and succeed in business, specifically through access to capital and federal contracting opportunities; counseling and mentorship; and financial assistance following declared disasters.
An entrepreneur and business executive herself, McMahon is the co-founder and former chief executive officer of WWE, based in Stamford, Connecticut. She helped grow WWE from a 13-person regional operation to a publicly traded global enterprise with more than 800 employees in offices worldwide.
McMahon has been a longtime advocate for women in leadership and business and has been widely recognized as one of the country’s top female executives. She stepped down as CEO of WWE in 2009 to run for the U.S. Senate and was the Republican nominee to represent the people of Connecticut in 2010 and 2012.
McMahon is a graduate of East Carolina University. She and her husband, Vince, have two adult children and six grandchildren.
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Janet Toth Joins Snohomish County SBDC
“We are thrilled that Janet has joined the SBDC staff and has already hit the ground running here in Edmonds with twice-monthly local office hours directly serving local small business owners,” says Edmonds Economic Development Director Patrick Doherty. “SBDC services are free of charge, yet are invaluable in terms of the insight, assistance and coaching provided.”
While working in finance and economic development in Eastern Maine, Toth often referred clients to the Maine SBDC for business counseling. Now, she said, she is happy to be an SBDC advisor herself.
“The SBDC has such deep pockets of knowledge and experience,” she says. “It’s not just me out there working with a client, I have a whole team behind me and I like that very much.”
Janey says she is looking forward to working proactively with clients to help them meet their goals, and then celebrating their successes. “I enjoy helping people take ownership of their dreams.”
Janet has more than 28 years of experience in finance, economic development and business consulting, and was an SBA advisory council member for four years. She earned an undergraduate degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Maine.
She and her husband, Gary, moved from Maine to Washington in 2017 to be close to their infant granddaughter. Other members of the family have since joined them. “We love it here,” she says. “In Snohomish County, everything you want or need is within five or six miles. The abundance and diversity of small businesses that are here is amazing.”
Tim Eckerle Named to ISCDC Executive Committee
Tim Eckerle has joined the executive committee of the Indiana Statewide Certified Development Corp. Since 1984, he has served as executive director of the Grant County Economic Growth Council. Eckerle also becomes one of seven members of the ISCDC Executive Committee.
As the Grant County Growth Council’s initial director, Eckerle has been responsible for developing the organization’s mission and overseeing its implementation. During his tenure, the Growth Council has helped attract 20 diverse new manufacturers to Grant County. They include producers of plastic lids, ethanol and muffins. In addition The Growth Council has participated in over two billion dollars worth of modernization and expansion projects.
Upcoming SBA Lending Professional Industry Events
SBA BDO Summit, May 21-23, Napa Valley
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America West, June 20-22, Costa Mesa
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FLAGGL Small Business Lenders Conference, August 20-22, Orlando
Early bird ends April 13th
TN Small Business Lenders Conference, September 12-14, Nashville
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