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  • Christine Kriz wins Virginia Small Business Development Center of the Year 2019

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    August 16, 2019


    Date:               August 13, 2019
    Contact:         Christine Kriz
                               Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center
    Phone:            540-868-7094             
    E-Mail:           ckriz@lfcc.edu

    “Christine Kriz wins Virginia Small Business Development Center of the Year 2019”

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    WINCHESTER – The Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center is proud to announce that Christine Kriz, has won the Small Business Development Center Director of the year for the state of Virginia.  Kriz will be flown to California in September for national recognition at the ASBDC National Conference. Each state has one winner.  Winners were chosen based on the success of the center as per SBA guidelines and votes from team members and state colleagues.
    Kriz has been the Director of the Lord Fairfax SBDC for three years.  The center provides one-on-one private business consulting to over 360 small business owners per year in eight counties and the City of Winchester. An additional 500+ people are reached via free business training seminars each year. 
    The Lord Fairfax SBDC would not be possible without grant funding from the Small Business Administration (SBA), Lord Fairfax Community College, and the Economic Development Authorities of Frederick County, Clarke County, City of Winchester, Shenandoah County, Fauquier County, and Culpeper County.
    Kriz states that she and her dynamic team of Dale Maza, Jeff Nicely, Cort Maddox, and David Reardon exist to help people start, manage, grow, and sell their small business!  “We improve local economies we serve by helping small business owners succeed!”  Last year, the center helped put over $7.5 million dollars back into the economy and helped to start over 19 new businesses with over 100 new jobs created!”
    Small business owners, or those who want to start a small business can get consulting in the areas of loan preparation, human resources, websites, social media, accounting, operations, distribution, product development, exporting, and more.   The center can help provide free market data research, forms, and templates.  The Center recently worked out a deal with Intuit to offer a 30% discount to any LFSBDC client for Quickbooks accounting program.