Vermont Small Business Development Center names Linda Rossi State StarVtSBDC State Director, Lenae Quillen-Blume, announced that Linda Rossi has been selected as the 2008 State Star of Vermont Small Business Development Center.Linda Rossi, is the Assistant State Director for VtSBDC and responsible for state-wide marketing and public relations as well as strategic projects.”I am pleased to make this announcement and to recognize Linda for extraordinary contributions throughout Vermont”. Linda was chosen for her passion for the organization, her professional presence, and her unsurpassed respect and support for all of her VtSBDC associates. She has a strong commitment to VtSBDC and its strategic plan, execution and as well as branding of the organization as we move into the future. “It is an honor to accept this award, and to have the opportunity and pleasure to interact and support today’s business owners, tomorrow’s leaders, while collaborating with other champions of economic development.”Linda will be recognized for this honor at the national ASBDC conference in Chicago, IL in September. America’s Small Business Development Center Network is a partnership uniting private enterprise, government, higher education and local nonprofit economic development organizations. It is the Small Business Administration’s largest partnership program, providing management and technical assistance to help Americans start, run and grow their own businesses. With about 1,000 centers across the nation, the SBDC network assists approximately 725,000 small businesses every year in face-to-face counseling and training, in addition to assisting hundreds of thousands more small businesses through fax-on-demand and e-mail.