Louth was honored at the ASBDC National Conference earlier this month in San Francisco for her hard work and dedication to small businesses.

Each year the Delaware SBDC picks an advisor to represent the network as the State Star at the annual ASBDC National Conference. This year Sharon Louth, a veteran SBDC advisor and tireless small business advocate, was picked as Delaware’s State Star.

State Director J. Michael Bowman said, “We were delighted to see Sharon picked as our Star for the Delaware SBDC because she’s had an outstanding year. Particularly taking on the role of Sussex County as she always has, but we have also added Kent County to the role of the Georgetown office.”

Bowman also praised her stellar performance through a time of difficulty, adding, “She also was able to cover some time where Bill [Georgetown Center Director] was off the grid with some health issues and so it was basically Sharon there with all the clients knocking on her door from two counties. She survived all of that and delivered very well for us. We’re thrilled for her.”

Sharon has helped countless businesses start and grow. In the past decade alone, she has helped businesses raise over $6 million in capital and create or retain over 450 jobs.

“I am so proud to have been chosen to be Delaware’s State Star for 2015,” said Louth. “Being given the opportunity to service the business community and help entrepreneurs realize their dreams of business ownership has been a great honor for me over the years… Thank you so much.”

As this year’s State Star, Louth was able to go on an “amazing” tour of Silicon Valley companies and heard from leaders at Intuit, Google and Facebook.

Congratulations, Sharon!