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North Dakota Women’s Business Center Welcomes Two New Board Members

The staff and current board of Center for Technology & Business (CTB) are pleased to announce the addition of two new board members. In wrapping up their celebratory 15th year of service, CTB has plans for programming expansion in 2016 along with increased access to resources for small businesses across the state. "With the addition of a new staff member and a full board, we look forward to a year of growth and increased benefits for the clients we serve across North Dakota in leadership, technology and women’s business development,” said Deb Eslinger, executive director for CTB.

New board members are Erica Shively, a partner with Elsberry & Shively Law Firm in Bismarck, and Michelle Peterson, VP of Commercial Lending at Peoples State Bank in Minot. Both women will serve as Directors on the CTB board.

The new members complete a nine-member board that monitors, oversees and assures the financial, ethical and governance integrity of CTB while setting long-term direction for the organization. Other board members include past chair Deb Nelson, President of DLN Consulting; president Alisa Dahl, Area Director of USDA Rural Development; treasurer Heather Jones, CEO of City Air Mechanical; director Tiffany Hodge, CEO of Quills Corporate Consulting; director Steve Dusek, President/CEO of Dakota Certified Development Corporation; director Jessica Kuntz, President of Berg’s 24 Hour Towing; and director Cherie Harms, President of Leonardite Products LLC.

About Center for Technology & Business: Center for Technology & Business serves as the women’s business center for North Dakota and grows North Dakota’s economy by helping small business owners succeed through training, technology and business development. Their programming develops leaders, builds rural communities and mentors women business owners.