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Business development consultant recognized

A local business development consultant was recently recognized as one of the best in the state. Peter Nelson of Brainerd was named the Minnesota Small Business Development Center's State Star for 2015 at the Minnesota SBDC program annual confere...

Peter Nelson, local Small Business Development Center consultant. (Contributed photo)
Peter Nelson, local Small Business Development Center consultant. (Contributed photo)

A local business development consultant was recently recognized as one of the best in the state.

Peter Nelson of Brainerd was named the Minnesota Small Business Development Center's State Star for 2015 at the Minnesota SBDC program annual conference in Minneapolis.

The award recognizes business consultants and staff in the SBDC program who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the program and the business community.

Nelson, a business consultant with the North Central SBDC at Central Lakes College, was recognized for his work in assisting financially stressed businesses, helping guide companies through the development of growth plans, and working with business owners to prepare for transitioning their business to new owners in the future.

Nelson has also been an active member of the Minnesota SBDC Advisory Council and has been a speaker at many business events.

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"Pete has been a valuable part of our consulting team since 2010," said Greg Bergman, North

Central regional director. "He has great rapport with business owners he works with and

understands what it takes to successfully own and operate a business in our region."

Nelson will be recognized with 49 other State Stars for his work at the national SBDC conference in San Francisco in September. The national SBDC annually recognizes personnel for demonstrating exemplary work performance, significantly contributing to the organization's economic development efforts, and showing a strong commitment to small businesses.

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