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North Florida SBA Award WBC

The JAX Chamber Foundation’s Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC) has been awarded Women’s Business Center of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The award was presented at the 30th Annual Small Business Week Luncheon at the University of North Florida, May 25, 2022.

JWBC Director Jackie Perrault expressed her gratitude in being recognized and enthusiasm for the future of the organization.

“The growth of women-owned businesses in Northeast Florida continues to expand and the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center is proud to play an integral role on how entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners receive support and resources to navigate and sustain their enterprise,” Perrault said. “This recognition sets us one step closer to our goal of being a world-class Women’s Business Center.”

 

Read more:
U.S. Small Business Administration Names Jacksonville Women’s Business Center as Women’s Business Center of the Year — JAX Chamber News
Women’s Business Center of the Year: The Jacksonville Women’s Business Center
— Jax Daily Record

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