Oct 12th – Suzanne Specht, Small Business Development Center

Suzanne Specht Assistant Director FSBDC at Florida Gulf Coast UniversitySuzanne Specht to reveal SBDC’s “Best Kept Secret” at ABWA Imperial River Wed 10/12/2016

Business women (and men!) in the community are invited to attend.

Eventbrite - ABWA Imperial River - 10/12/2016 - Suzanne Specht, Small Business Development Center

ESTERO, FLORIDA – Suzanne Specht, Assistant Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at FGCU, will speak at the next meeting of ABWA’s Imperial River Chapter, Wednesday October 12th at 6:00 PM at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport @Town Center. Check-in and networking begins at 6:00 PM. Dinner is served at 6:30 PM. Reservations are available for $30 per person via Eventbrite (http://ABWAImperialriver.Eventbrite.com/)

Specht’s presentation, “Best Kept Secret”, is packed with information about the resources available to your business through the Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University. Specht promises, “You will be surprised!”

Suzanne Specht is Assistant Director, a professional development, coordinator and a full-time certified business consultant at SBDC, where she has consulted over 2300 small business owners since 1997. Specht’s financial expertise was gained through her career as a loan officer with Barnett and SouthTrust Banks. In 2004, she was presented with the Excalibur Award from the Florida SBDC Network and represented Florida as the Star Performer.

Specht has spent 15,000+ consulting hours with clients assisting them with business plans, financial statements, and loan applications resulting in 198 start-ups and capital formation over $24 million dollars. Her expertise includes SBA loan packages. Suzanne is a tireless networker and works diligently to provide sound and knowledgeable business information for SBDC’s Clients. She’s involved in many community organizations as a board member including Junior Achievement, Access Florida Finance, NAMI, IDS Corp- 504 SBA Lender, Gulfshore Business Magazine, and many chambers of commerce.

In 2012, Specht was named ABWA – Neapolitan Chapter’s “Women Making History” honoree and was also named Gulfshore Business Magazine’s Top 29 Most Powerful Women in Southwest Florida. In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys international travel, missions work, and reading.

The newly-established Imperial River Chapter of ABWA has been created to serve the growing population of South Lee County, Florida, focusing on Estero and Bonita Springs. We support ABWA’s mission of “changing lives, one woman at a time” by offering opportunities for networking and professional development, as well as recognition for personal and professional growth. The chapter meets at 6:00 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport @ Town Center. For more information or to register for one or more of their events, visit http://www.ABWAImperialRiver.org, or email Info@ABWAImperialRiver.org

About ABWA
Founded in 1949, the American Business Women’s Association is a prestigious, national organization established for working women and women business owners. ABWA brings together women of diverse occupations and provides opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.