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New Business Development Specialist Hired

Ken Pearson recently joined the Western Dairyland Business Center as a Business Development Specialist who will provide services to individuals interested in starting, expanding and improving small businesses in the Eau Claire area. Services include technical assistance and training in all aspects of business including business plan development, feasibility studies, marketing, management, and securing financing.

Ken earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and his Masters of Public Administration degree from the George HW Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.  Ken brings a vast working knowledge of strategy and development for nonprofit and private organizations, based on his experience as a volunteer and corporate recruiter, human resources representative, nonprofit board member, and a media advertising and sales rep.  Ken has a strong passion to see local small business owners achieve success and develop the strategies to reach their goals.

Ken will work to further the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency's mission to alleviate poverty-related conditions by working with historically underserved populations, including women, minorities, veterans, disabled and low-income individuals interested in starting, expanding or improving small businesses and obtain economic self-sufficiency. Work is accomplished through the activities of the Western Dairyland Business Center and the Western Dairyland Women's Business Center, which conduct large group business trainings, facilitate monthly business networking events, provide one-on-one business counseling and host the annual Women's Business Conference.

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