SBDC TROY director recognized as the Wiregrass Region’s 2024 Remarkable Woman of the Year by Dothan’s WTVY television and Nexstar Media

SBDC TROY Director Juliana Bolivar has been named the Wiregrass Region Remarkable Woman of the Year by WTVY.

SBDC TROY Director Juliana Bolivar has been named the Wiregrass Region Remarkable Woman of the Year by WTVY.

TROY’s Small Business Development Center Director Juliana Bolivar has been selected as the Wiregrass Region’s 2024 Remarkable Woman of the Year, a contest sponsored through WDHN.

The selection came during Women’s History Month, as nominees from throughout the region were highlighted on the Nexstar Media Group-owned television station. She now competes for the group’s national title of Woman of the Year.

Juliana Bolivar
Juliana Bolivar

Her recognition came through her efforts to build the economy in southeast Alabama through educating small business owners and entrepreneurs through the Sorrell College of Business-located SBDC.

“I am honored to have been nominated and selected for this recognition, but I hope it only helps shine the light on the work we do through the SBDC and the Sorrell College to foster economic development and enrich the lives of all our citizens,” Bolivar said.

It’s not the first time Bolivar’s work on behalf of small businesses have been recognized. Last year, she was named the National SBDC Network State Star in Alabama was selected as one of America’s SBDC 40 under 40. That while she led the SBDC in the establishment of 28 new businesses that created 52 new jobs and secured more than $1 million in growth capital for entrepreneurs and small business owners in her 10-county region that includes Butler, Crenshaw, Pike, Barbour, Henry, Dale, Coffee, Covington, Geneva and Houston counties.

“Our work focuses on creating a service approach that meets client needs. This way, we can make sure business advisors can make an impact on their businesses. It’s all directed at helping entrepreneurs in the Wiregrass navigate the business, marketing, and regulatory landscapes so that they can concentrate on what they do the best,” she said.

The SBDC at TROY is an outreach program of the Sorrell College of Business and is funded through grants and the Alabama Small Business Development Center Network.

“Juliana’s commitment to the area’s small businesses and entrepreneurs is well reflected in this honor,” said Sorrell Dean Dr. Judson Edwards. “Her enthusiasm and professionalism is making a significant impact in the Wiregrass region and beyond.”

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