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Local Business Owner, Lyla Corkern, Named to NSBA Leadership Council

Lyla Corkern, owner of Finding Solace in West Monroe, was recently appointed to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. Corkern, a recognized leader in the small-business community, joins the NSBA Leadership Council alongside other small-business advocates from across the country as they work to promote the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C.
“As a small-business owner, I see daily the importance of being involved and active when it comes to laws and regulation,” stated Corkern. “Joining NSBA’s Leadership Council will enable me to take our collective small-business message to the people that need to hear it most: Congress.”
Corkern established her business in 2014 and it has organically grown into a premiere private counseling agency in Northeast Louisiana.  Finding Solace has expanded their service offerings from counseling for individuals, couples, and families to services for schools, executives, businesses, athletic organizations, and non-profit organizations.
Corkern accepted appointment to the NSBA Leadership Council as part of her efforts to tackle the many critical issues facing small business, including tax reform, regulatory restraint, health care costs and how access to capital will impact small business. The NSBA Leadership Council is focused on providing valuable networking between small-business advocates from across the country while ensuring small business a seat at the table as Congress and regulators take up key small-business proposals.
“I am proud to have Lyla Corkern as part of our Leadership Council,” stated NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken. “She came to us highly recommended, and I look forward to ourcoordinated efforts for years to come.”
Please click here to learn more about Lyla Corkern and Finding Solace.
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More about Finding Solace:
Finding Solace was founded by Lyla Corkern in 2014 with the vision to provide safe space for all who need mental health support. The organization started as a two-woman operation in 900 sq ft and has grown to be a large group practice with 19 providers operating across 7,000 sq ft.  They have provided over 27,000 mental health services across Louisiana in the last 2 years.  They established a 5-year Growth Plan and continue to expand it in an effort to combat the post-pandemic mental health crisis.
Finding Solace has been formally recognized as a second stage company and is an active member of Louisiana Economic Development’s Growth Network, The American Academy for Entrepreneurs, and The West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce.  Lyla Corkern has participated in Small Business Roundtables, CEO Roundtables, Systems for Integrated Growth Program, and Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Business Program.  Corkern now advocates for small businesses in NELA through educational workshops, executive officer/business coaching, and representation through the NSBA Leadership Council.

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