DUNN — Nancy Blackman, director of Central Carolina Community College’s Small Business Center in Harnett County, has been named Businesswoman of the Year for 2010 by the Harnett Area Business and Professional Women’s Club.
The Club selected Blackman as the 2010 honoree based on her long and successful work in assisting and nurturing small businesses.
In addition to leading the SBC-Harnett, Blackman has been director of Triangle South Enterprise Center and director of the Dunn Area Committee of 100, Inc., since 1990. She also operates the Committee of 100’s Intermediary Relending Program. That agency provides USDA-Rural Development loans for businesses in Harnett, Lee, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston, Hoke, Richmond, Anson, Columbus, Duplin, Robeson, Bladen, Brunswick, Montgomery, and Scotland counties. During fiscal 2010, she oversaw the disbursing of approximately $865,000 in loans.
“I was very honored to receive this award especially from BPW, which is synonymous with successful business women,” Blackman said. “I am grateful that I was even considered, much less being the actual recipient and I would like to express my thanks to the BPW for choosing me as Businesswoman of the Year.”
Blackman is also a member of the Dunn Area Chamber of Commerce, Harnett Forward Together Committee, CommWell Health, Kiwanis Club of Dunn, CrimeStoppers Inc., and past president of the North Carolina Business Incubation Association. She owned and operated family farming and trucking businesses for 20 years prior to taking on the directorships of the SBC-Harnett, Triangle South and Committee of 100.
Blackman holds an Associate in Applied Science in Accounting degree from Wayne Community College.