By SÍLE MOLONEY
Erica Rosero, a licensed enterprise advisor on the Bronx Enterprise Growth Middle (SBDC) at Lehman Faculty, was acknowledged not too long ago for bringing greater than $23 million in grants and loans to small companies within the Bronx in the course of the previous 12 months.
Rosero, a 2015 Enterprise Administration and Laptop Info Programs graduate of Lehman, was honored in November by the Small Enterprise Administration for having the TOP IMPACT within the New York Metropolis area from October 2019 to September 2020.
Throughout that interval, the Lehman SBDC secured $29,580,823 in useful resource funding. Rosero was immediately accountable for acquiring $22,886,240 of that quantity, which created 106 new jobs and saved one other 111.
Within the 20 years of the Lehman’s SBDC’s operation, that is the primary time an advisor has received the TOP IMPACT award.
“I was very surprised, humbled and excited to see that the effort that the entire team made during this year paid off well,” Rosero mentioned concerning the recognition. “Although the pandemic affected many of our small businesses, and we were forced to adapt to our new reality, we were able to continue helping our community.”
Since March, the SBDC enterprise advisors have been working remotely to supply native companies, impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, with monetary assist loans and worker retention grants.