The SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative is a federal training program that specifically focuses on executives of businesses poised for growth. The initiative provides these executives with the organizational framework, resource network, and motivation required to build sustainable businesses and promote the economic development within their communities.
The Emerging Leaders Initiative advanced training series is open to established small business owners that:
- Have annual revenues of at least $400,000
- Have been in business for at least 3 years
- Have at least one employee, other than self
Giacomazzi said, "I am honored to be selected and to be part of the Small Business Administration's efforts to support small business owners. I look forward to diving in and getting CastCoverz! to the next level. I am confident that The Emerging Leaders program along with advice, fellowship and feedback from my fellow CEO's will do just that."
Jim Bryant, Area Director, said, "We are excited that Annette has chosen to join us. Her e-commerce and manufacturing experience will be a great asset to the program."
Giacomazzi will be attending the intensive bi-weekly program, April - October 2016. All participants are expected to participate in a multitude of exercises, reading assignments, workshop activities, and more. The anticipated outcome is a 3 year strategic growth plan for each business.