SBA District Director to be Inducted in the Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame

Release Date: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Release Number: 
18-06-MN

MINNEAPOLIS – Nancy J. Libersky, SBA’s Minnesota District Director is among nine inspirational women leaders who will soon be added to an elite group when they are inducted into the Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame.

“I’m overwhelmed and humbled to be chosen for this distinguished honor,” said Libersky. “As a government employee, I work hard to support the small business community and have a strong personal commitment to helping others succeed.”

Libersky holds the top position as district director of the Minnesota District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). In this role since 2010, she is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the SBA’s programs which include facilitating loans to small businesses through commercial banks, advocating federal government contracting opportunities for small businesses, and working with local communities in all 87 Minnesota counties on entrepreneurial development and growth opportunities.

Libersky has more than 28 years of federal experience. Prior to her current position, she served as the regional manager for International Trade Programs with SBA’s Office of International Trade. Her focus was on supporting small businesses exporters in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota by providing them with technical assistance and finance options through government-guaranteed finance programs.

Before coming to the SBA, Libersky served as the director of the SBA 504 Certified Development Corporation covering southern Colorado. While in Colorado, she served as the Regional Women Business Ownership Coordinator.

This year’s honorees join close to 70 previous inductees including Marilyn Carlson, Leeann Chin, Rhoda Olsen and Marilyn Dahlquist. The current honorees will be inducted during a gala event to be held May 1, 2018 from 5:30 to 9:00 at Golden Valley Country Club. This year’s theme is, “Lighting the Way.”

For a complete list of 2018 honorees, please visit http://mnhalloffame.com/.

About the Minnesota Business Owners Hall of Fame

The Minnesota Business Owners Hall of Fame was established in 2013 to honor women who made substantial and lasting contributions to Minnesota’s entrepreneurial community. Additionally, each inductee must have:

  • Made a major impact on women’s entrepreneurial development in Minnesota;
  • A meaningful connection to Minnesota (such as place of birth, education, and/or business location); and
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities or a spirit of entrepreneurial innovation that can serve as an inspiration to future generations of Minnesota entrepreneurs; and
  • Been publicly acknowledged for their accomplishments by winning a major business award and/or receiving similar recognition from their industry.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start and grow their businesses.  It delivers services to people through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.

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