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CU rep among 15 new members of SBA panel
WASHINGTON (5/13/11)—Hutchinson CU’s LeeAnn Marker is one of 15 individuals that were named to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Council on Underserved Communities (CUC) on Thursday. Marker serves as a business advisor at the Hutchinson, Kansas-based credit union. The SBA in a release said that the CUC “will provide input, advice and recommendations on strategies to help strengthen competitiveness and sustainability for small businesses in underserved communities. These strategies will be focused on increasing entrepreneurship and technical assistance, creating new and strengthening existing outreach and training, and raising awareness in underserved communities of SBA programs and services. “ SBA Deputy Administrator Marie Johns said that the CUC "will provide valuable insight and advice into how [the SBA] can ensure that small businesses in these communities throughout the country have access to the tools they need to grow, create jobs and win the future.”


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