The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Jamestown Community College is pleased to recognize Denise Damonti-Wright as the recipient of this year’s Small Business Week Women in Business Champion of the Year presented by the US Small Business Administration (SBA), Buffalo District.
Damonti-Wright was recognized during Small Business Week on September 24 by staff of the SBDC and the SBA. After a ten-year career in the banking industry, she is currently a branch manager for Five Star Bank. Previous to her time in the banking industry she worked with prospective business owners as the economic development coordinator for Chautauqua Opportunities for Development, Inc. Damonti-Wright is an active volunteer and community advocate and has worked with several non-profit organizations throughout Chautauqua County.
According to SBDC Director Courtney Curatolo, “Denise has consistently championed women and minority entrepreneurs and we are so lucky to have her as a champion in our community.” Throughout her career she has worked to coordinate women networking groups, establish Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) certification classes, and has offered specialized business training for women and Spanish-speaking individuals. When presented with this award, Damonti-Wright stated, “It is truly an honor to have been nominated by the SBDC and to work with such a dedicated group of advisors. I am very grateful to live in a community that supports women and minority owned businesses and to have been a part of some of their journeys.”
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Jamestown Community College (JCC) vision is to create economic sustainability for all New Yorkers – one business at a time. The SBDC delivers high quality business counseling and training to clients looking to start a business or improve the performance of an existing business. Services are free and confidential and include a range of management and technical assistance from business plan development, accounting guidance, productivity enhancement and export assistance to loan information, marketing, and financial planning among other services. For services and more information contact 716-338-1024 or go to our website at www.sbdcjcc.org.