Russ Yelton, President and CEO of The Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET) has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA). The Arizona Small Business Association is a dynamic, growing community dedicated to entrepreneurial development and business advancement. With a reach to more than half a million employees at over 11,000 member businesses, ASBA provides services at every stage of business growth. With 41% growth during the recent economic turndown, ASBA is Arizona’s leading, most experience trade association.
As a member of the Board of Directors, Mr. Yelton will participate in meetings , provide insight into the needs of entrepreneurial companies and assist in other functions of the ASBA Board. ASBA, a state-wide organization, is the largest trade organization in the nation and addresses issues facing small businesses in Arizona. Mr. Yelton says "I joined the ASBA’s Board of Directors to ensure the voices of NACET clients are represented in Arizona. as well as the needs of small business owners across the state”. The ASBA directly addresses issues facing small business throughout Arizona and they have a strong voice in creating new legislation.
Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, partnering with the City of Flagstaff and Northern Arizona University, fosters business growth and economic vitality, creating high-quality jobs for the region. Partnering with a wide variety of non-technology, service, manufacturing, high technology, science and renewable energy firms, NACET offers a hands-on business incubation engagement program designed to transform innovation into viable companies. NACET has operated its current program in Flagstaff for the last 11 years, has offices at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the Business Assistance Center operated by the Northern Arizona Council of Governments and also provides management services to the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation, a new incubator opening In January 2012 at GateWay Community College in Phoenix.
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