Monday, October 10, 2016

NY SDBC Advisor Christina Loggia Wins 2016 State Star Award

The New York Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is pleased to announce Christina Loggia, Business Advisor with the Farmingdale State College SBDC, has been awarded the 2016 State Star for New York.

The State Star designation recognizes outstanding achievement in high-quality business counseling and distinguished, long-term service in terms of economic development. Loggia was recently honored during the America’s SBDC Annual Conference in Orlando.

Loggia joined the SBDC in 2013 as an advisor helping Hurricane Sandy victims with NY Rising grant applications, and in 2015 started counseling non-disaster clients. To date, she has assisted more than 300 small business owners and entrepreneurs and has succeeded in helping them obtain more than $6.8 million dollars in small business grants and or loans.

Loggia brings more than 30 years of business experience in the areas of retail, purchasing, human resources, marketing and education to the small business community.
She holds a M.S. degree from Dowling College in Secondary Education and was NYS certified to teach high school business. She also holds B.S. and A.A.S degrees from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Marketing/Communications and Fashion Buying & Merchandising.

“Christina is a great asset to the Farmingdale SBDC,” said Farmingdale Regional Director Erica Chase-Gregory. “Her vast experience and knowledge of business has proven to be invaluable to the small business clients she serves. We are all so proud of her accomplishment at achieving the 2016 State Star Award, it is very well deserved!”

“I am pleased that Christina was among the select Advisors recognized for her extraordinary contributions to small businesses in New York,” said SBDC State Director James King. “Christina excels in providing outstanding service to her clients and the small business community in and around Long Island. We commend Christina’s service to help make the small business sector an economic driver for the state.”

About the New York Small Business Development Center

The NY SBDC, administered by SUNY, has 24 regional service centers located throughout the New York State on SUNY, City University of New York (CUNY) and private university campuses. Since inception in 1984, the SBDC has provided small business advisement services to more than 374,000 New Yorkers. The SBDC also provides training and business research to existing business owners and entrepreneurs. SBDC clients have invested more than $6 billion in NY, impacting more than 165,000 jobs.

The SBDC is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New York, local communities, and host campuses. As a result of this leveraged support, the SBDC staff provides confidential one-on-one business advisement services at no direct cost to the citizens and entrepreneurs of New York. For more information about the SBDC, visit www.nysbdc.org.

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