Gerri Raisanen

How do your colleagues describe you?

Gerri is always there to help answer questions. She is the cosmic glue the holds our center together.

Why do you do what you do?

I enjoy working at the center because I grew up in this community and it is amazing to see how things have grown and changed. I want to help make a difference in our community. I enjoy working with the staff and our clients. We each learn from one another.


Gerri has worked at the Small Business Development Center since 2007. Gerri helps clients schedule appointments with the business advisers and register for the classes that will assist them in their small businesses. She also provides support to the director, business advisers and Instructors. Prior to joining the SBDC, Gerri work as a claims analyst helping businesses process their unemployment claims.