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Small Business Center Director Named “Rookie of the Year”

RALEIGH, N.C. (November 7, 2019) – Wake Tech is pleased to announce that Small Business Center Director Cherith Roberson has received this year’s “Rookie Award” from the state’s Small Business Center Network. The award honors the accomplishments of new SBC directors with less than two years of service. 

Roberson is an entrepreneur with extensive firsthand experience in business ownership. She got her start at Wake Tech, earning an associate’s degree before transferring to NC State University, where she earned a B.S. in Business Management. 

As Small Business Center Director, Roberson provides counsel, resources, and support to small business owners and would-be entrepreneurs, to help them start or expand small businesses. She conducts individual, confidential counseling sessions and organizes free seminars and workshops throughout the community. 

Most recently, Roberson partnered with the Downtown Raleigh Alliance to launch OPN, a pop-up retail site for women and minority-owned small businesses. For more information about the Wake Tech Small Business Center, visit http://sbc.waketech.edu.