Cindy is a Business Advisor for the NW-ISBDC. She works primarily in Lake County Indiana. She holds a BA in theatre and English from Indiana University and an MBA in Marketing from Loyola University Chicago. Her responsibilities include, assisting clients in business planning and execution, planning, identifying and promoting conferences and workshops that benefit small and start up businesses, referring small businesses to resources specializing in small business success, working with businesses to secure financing for start up and growth, and coordinating with Chamber of Commerce and economic development organizations to impact the communities that we serve. Cindy has a background that encompasses a broad spectrum of experience ranging from business ownership, education, training and development, and sales and marketing. She is also a published author and regular contributor to trade publications. She is active on her Loyola University Alumni Board and co-chairs the annual event, “So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur” and has served as judge for the annual business plan competition.