SCF Participates in SBDC Award to Congressman Vern Buchanan

(Bradenton, Fla., September 21, 2009) - State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) participated in a presentation to recognize Congressman Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, for his support of legislation vital to the state's small business community and economic success.

Buchanan was awarded the Ninth Annual Small Business Dividend$ on Sept. 21 by the Florida Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC).

SCF has provided SBDC services in Buchanan's service district since 2003. At the recognition, Jack Crocker, SCF's vice president of academic quality and success, praised Buchanan for supporting community and state colleges that emphasize workforce education and serve as the area's economic engine.

In 2008, SBDC at SCF conducted 86 seminars, assisted in starting 10 small businesses, assisted with a capital infusion of $1.46 million in Small Business Association loans and partnered with area organizations to coordinate outreach activities.

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