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The CNMI Small Business Development Center Network delivers professional, high quality, individualized business advising and technical assistance to existing small businesses and pre-venture entrepreneurs.

CNMI SBDCN invited to Marianas High School Career Day

Members of the CNMI Small Business Development Center Network team were invited as guest presenters to Marianas High School Juniors and Seniors. Presenters were encouraged to share how high school, post-secondary education, and professional experiences shaped their careers and how their careers helped shape the CNMI. 

The purpose for the career day was to introduce high school students to a variety of career paths in the CNMI. Students were able to engage with professionals from various departments, agencies, and businesses. 

The following CNMI SBDCN team members participated:

  • Mercilynn K. Palec, Associate Network Director
  • Roman Tudela, Marketing Manager/Outreach Specialist
  • Charmaine Hofschneider, Administrative Office Manager 

Stemming from different educational and professional backgrounds, Palec, Tudela, and Hofschenider now work collaboratively under the CNMI SBDCN to service the emerging and established businesses of the CNMI.

The CNMI Small Business Development Center Network (CNMI SBDCN) comprises the CNMI SBDC lead center located in Saipan, the Rota SBDC, and Tinian SBDC. CNMI SBDCN is partially funded by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Northern Marianas College. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Requests for reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals with at least two weeks advance notice. For arrangements, please contact your local SBDC at P.O.Box 501250 Saipan, MP 96950, Tel: (670) 237-6888, or email Services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.

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