EMPRESS OF BIZ! Listen! Learn! Prosper!

EMPRESS OF BIZ! Listen! Learn! Prosper!

JoAnn R. Forrester founded S I Business Associates, a growth management firm established in 1975. Jo Ann has secured 50 million dollars in loans for her clients. In 1998, she co-developed the PRICE IT PERFECT(TM) cost management program. In 2008, JoAnn started the Empress of Biz Talkcast Show.| JoAnn is a program manager of the Allegheny County M/W/DBE/Veteran Loan Fund. Jo Ann consulted for the Women's Entrepreneurial Training Program for the City of Pittsburgh and the State of Pennsylvania. From 1991 to 1995, she served on the Pennsylvania Governor's Task Force for the development of a strategic growth plan for women business owners. A former member of the US Small Business Administration's Small Business Advisory Council for the Western Pennsylvania District, JoAnn was appointed the first woman Chair of the Council in May of 1993 JoAnn is a co-author of STEPS TO OWNING YOUR OWN SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS, the David vs Goliath Marketing Workbook, and the award-winning children's book The Gift of Holiday Valley. JoAnn is a nationally certified site reviewer for the National Women's Business Owner Corporation. In 2004, she was appointed a Program Loan Coordinator of the M/W/D.B.E. Working Capital Loan Program of Allegheny County. | JoAnn served 5 terms as President of the National Association of Women Business Owners and also served on National Board of NAWBO (1990-91) and National Nominating Committee of NAWBO (2007-2009).| JoAnn twice received the U.S. Small Business Administration Award for SBA Woman Business Champion for Pennsylvania. In March of 1996, JoAnn was elected to the Pennsylvania Honor Roll of Women from the PA Department of Commerce.| She was chair of the Global Partnership with Pennsylvania in 1997,1998. In 1999, JoAnn received recognition as one of the Top 50 Women Business Owners in Pennsylvania. | JoAnn currently serves on the boards of the Business Loan Review Committee of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Previously, she served on the Advisory Council of the Small Business Administration and The Women's Enterprise Center and and the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of NAWBO.| Jo Ann R Forrester, Co Developer Price It Perfect Cost Control Program.| JoAnn is also the Award Winning Author of the Popular Children's Book, "The Gift of Holiday Valley."

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