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Lundberg retiring after 18 years with WV Small Business Development Center

By Staff | Oct 31, 2014

Christina Lundberg spent nearly two decades helping hundreds of people begin their business careers. This year, she is retiring from her post as business coach with West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) in Martinsburg.

Lundberg joined WVSBDC in 1996 as a financial analyst. Two years later, she became center manager and business coach for the office based in the Eastern Panhandle.

“We wish Chris much happiness in her retirement and appreciate her many years of service and commitment to clients,” says Kristina Oliver, State Director of the WVSBDC.

Business coaches operate from WVSBDC centers distributed across West Virginia. They collaborate with other coaches in the statewide network to help entrepreneurs sustain and expand their businesses. The network makes it possible for small business owners anywhere in the state to call on WVSBDC specialists certified in areas such as capital access, innovation/technology, exporting and federal contracts.

Lundberg received multiple awards during her years of service. In 1999, she received West Virginia Small Business Administration (SBA) Women in Business Advocate of the Year. In 2002, Lundberg was named National SBA Welfare to Work Associate of the Year and WVSBDC State Star. In 2013, she was honored as West Virginia SBA Minority Small Business Champion.

Lundberg received her master’s degree from the Michigan State University. Before joining WVSBDC, she was self-employed as an accountant for 10 years.

The WVSBDC is a statewide network that provides technical assistance for successfully starting, expanding and growing a business. WVSBDC is supported by the West Virginia Development Office and funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The WVSBDC is an Accredited Member of America’s SBDC network. For more information, visit www.WVSBDC.com or call the Business Ask Me! Line at 888-982-7232.