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Jim Moran Institute Jacksonville Office Named SBA North Florida Community Partner of the Year

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.In honor of National Small Business Week, the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, part of the Florida State University College of Business, announced today that its Jacksonville office has been recognized as the 2022 North Florida District Community Partner of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

“We are honored to receive this distinction from the SBA, and we look forward to building on this partnership to continue our work helping small business owners in North Florida at no cost,” said Stephanie Royal, Director of North Florida Operations at the Jim Moran Institute. “Florida State University and the Jim Moran Institute have been assisting entrepreneurs throughout the state of Florida for more than 25 years, and North Florida is a key territory for the success of our operations.”

The 2022 Small Business Week Award Winners and lenders will be recognized at the 30th annual Small Business Week Celebration on May 25, 2022, co-hosted by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of North Florida and the SBA North Florida.

“Our small businesses have been hurting for the last couple of years due to the pandemic, and some of them had to close their doors, but many thrived due to their resourcefulness and dedication. We celebrate all the hard-working small business owners and congratulate our district winners on their respective titles.  We also thank and congratulate the advocates that have helped our small businesses during a very difficult time,” stated District Director Richards.

For more information about National Small Business Week, visit www.sba.gov/nsbw.

To learn more about the Jim Moran Institute’s Jacksonville operations, contact Stephanie Royal at sroyal@jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu, or visit jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu.


About the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship
The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship cultivates, trains and inspires entrepreneurial leaders through world-class executive education, applied training, public recognition and leading-edge research.

Jim Moran was an automotive pioneer and an entrepreneur at heart who, at the age of 7, sold soda pop at sandlot baseball games in Chicago. With a career that spanned more than six decades, he built an amazing chronicle of achievements in the automobile industry. His vision for the Jim Moran Institute was to provide opportunities that would help others become more successful business owners.

A 1995 contribution from Jim and Jan Moran and JM Family Enterprises established the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at the Florida State University College of Business. Since 2011, further enhancements to the Jim Moran Institute and its outreach have been made possible by Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation.

About North Florida Operations

The staff of the Jim Moran Institute’s North Florida Operations serves established entrepreneurs and business owners in the North Florida community through executive education programs designed to take advantage of local resources. Providing executive education and leveraging the resources of the Jim Moran Institute, North Florida Operations helps its clients’ businesses – and the region’s economy – grow and prosper.

Based in Tallahassee, North Florida Operations' services are for nonprofit and for-profit businesses and are geared toward CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners and presidents of small businesses whose companies have been established for at least three years with three or more employees. Services are provided for little to no cost.