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Cornerstone Alliance Names Stacey Stephens Senior Director of Entrepreneurship and Special Projects

Published Monday, March 13, 2017 3:00 pm
Benton Harbor, Michigan- Cornerstone Alliance has named Stacey Stephens Senior Director of Entrepreneurship and Special Projects. Stephens will oversee Cornerstone Alliance's entrepreneurial initiatives for Small Business Services, Women's Business Center and the Microloan program. She will play a significant role ensuring program compliance with the Small Business Administration. Stephens will lead a team of three as they work with small business owners to launch, grow and expand throughout the region.
 
"I am delighted to continue the success of Cornerstone Alliance's entrepreneurial efforts and to see my relationship with the Women's Business Center come full circle, having served on its inaugural advisory council," said Stephens. "Small businesses are vital to the local economy. We have a talented and experienced team along with great resources to work with entrepreneurs at every level to be successful."
 
Cornerstone Alliance President Rob Cleveland said, "Stacey is a skilled financial analyst who brings years of experience helping businesses get started, grow and maximize their resources. This move will allow Cornerstone Alliance to continue to serve our community and investors by growing small business and maintaining our exceptional standing with the Small Business Administration." 
 
Stephens will continue to lead special projects for Cornerstone Alliance including coordinating the Redevelopment Ready Communities initiative with local municipalities as well as leading projects focused on enhancing the community.
 
"Stacey's knowledge and business expertise will serve this position well," said Greg Vaughn, COO and VP, Business Development, Cornerstone Alliance. "The Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services and Women's Business Center will continue to work with the region's entrepreneurs and connect them with the services and tools needed for their growth and sustainability." 
 
About Cornerstone Alliance
 
Cornerstone Alliance is a non-profit, investor-governed economic development organization primarily focused on increasing employment opportunities, private sector capital investments and the local tax base in Michigan's Great Southwest; with specialized business services offered in economically distressed areas.
 
 
About Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services   
 
Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services (CASBS) provides technical, business and financial assistance to small businesses with emphasis on disadvantaged and women owned businesses. The Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance and Microloan Program are funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.