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Ms. Joyce Krech

krechjh@jmu.edu
Contact Info

KrechJoyce has been with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for 14 years, 3 as Director.  She is a Certified Business Advisor with the Virginia SBDC Network and was recognized in 2004 as the Virginia State Star by her colleagues within that organization. She currently chairs the Staff Learning & Growth Team for the Virginia Network.

Prior to her work at the SBDC, Joyce taught Business, Accounting, and Computer classes at Dominion College and has 30 years of practical experience in small business and non-profit management, operations, marketing, and finances. She currently serves on the Economic Development Committee of Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, the Harrisonburg Loan Fund Committee, and the Planning Team for the Non-Profit Institute.

A lifelong "Valley Girl," Joyce earned her BA from Bridgewater College and her MA in Technical and Scientific Communication from James Madison University.

Grants

  • July 2013

    Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $426,253 from the U.S. Small Business Administration, $2,500 from the City of Lexington, Va., and $500 from Highland County, Va., to support the Central Region Small Business Development Center.

  • September 2013

    Joyce H. Krech (Director, Shenandoah Small Business Development Center) received $10,000 from the City of Harrisonburg, $2,500 from Rockbridge County and $1,250 from the City of Buena Vista for the Shenandoah Small Business Development Center to support the center.

  • April 2014

    Joyce H. Krech (Director, Shenandoah Small Business Development Center) received $1,250 from the City of Buena Vista for support of the Central Region Small Business Development Center for fiscal year 2014.

  • August 2014

    Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $6,000 from Augusta County and $5,000 from Rockingham County for the support of the Central Region Small Business Development Center.

  • May 2014

    Joyce H. Krech (Director, Small Business Development Center) received $463,319 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to support the Central Region Small Business Development Center.