The business community came together recently to honor SV SBDC Director Joyce Krech on her retirement.

Joyce’s mentorship of small business owners and professional accomplishments over the years have had a significant impact on so many! Her dedication and enthusiasm for ushering entrepreneurs through business startup and growth, as well as her insightful participation in a variety of economic development programs have contributed immensely to the vibrant business ecosystem the Shenandoah Valley enjoys today. She will be sorely missed! Here are just a few of the well wishes and thank you’s from colleagues and clients.

Joanna Wilson Bergdoll – Congratulations Joyce! Thank you for all you have done to serve our area businesses!

Christina Kunkle – Congratulations Joyce! So happy for your new venture  Thanks for all you did to help mentor me ~ appreciate your expertise, kindness, and humor!

Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce – Congratulations, Joyce!! Thanks for all you’ve done in your wonderful career!

William Roy – Joyce Krech You’ve helped so many people lead great lives through small business and some not so small! Thank you for helping us grow too and reach a transition to sale!

Don Crawford – Joyce Krech very best wishes for a wonder-filled retirement. And many thanks for the contribution you have made to the small businesses of the Valley!