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Grand Opening: Vermillion, SD

On Thursday March 24, 2016 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, Expert Approach, Inc. celebrates its grand opening / ribbon cutting ceremony in Vermillion, SD.  In celebration of this event,  the award winning Vermillion Area Robotics Club will provide demonstrations of their activities and challenges.  We invite all of Vermillion to come out and join our celebration.  We look forward to seeing you.

We are thrilled to be in our new community.  The small town atmosphere is fantastic. We thank you for being so welcoming and look forward to sharing our future with you.
                                   - LD Herrera, CEO


About Expert Approach, Inc.

In 2006, LD Herrera's family moved from Omaha, NE to the Washington, DC area because of his wife's position as a US Air Force servicemember.   With future military moves in mind, Mr. Herrera sought to build a business that would be portable.  Having a previous IT business in Omaha, NE, he had the experience and capabilities to build a new business.  Expert Approach, Inc. was founded in 2006 in the Washington, DC. area.  Through remote communication, he was also able to keep clients from his previous business.  In 2011, his family was sent to Alaska through another military move.  They spent 4 years in the new location and the business grew to 7 full-time employees.  After his wife's retirement from the USAF, the family moved to Vermillion to be close to extended family and to take advantage of Vermillion's HUBZone status.  Through the years, the business transformed from an onsite computer service company to primarily a web site development company.  Just like all technology based companies, change is inevitable.

Mr. Herrera grew up in Omaha, NE and attended Creighton Preparatory School.  He was educated in technology and programming in the early 90's at Carnegie Mellon University and has a 2015 BS in Marketing from the University of Maryland.

Expert Approach is in its second year of the nine-year 8(a) business development program.  This is a program by which the US Small Business Administration (SBA) helps small businesses compete in the federal marketplace. It is not a program to merely grow by federal contracts, but also includes requirements that the business generates an equal amount of revenue from the private sector.

8(a) and HUBzone  (pending) certifications will help the company win federal government contracts.  The company aims to hire a technologically skilled workforce through partnerships with the city and state workforce development programs and the University of South Dakota (USD).  The plans are to reach 100 employees by 2024.  These positions will be high paying jobs that will bring growth to the local economy.

The current location at 7 E Main St, will hold up to 10 employees which should be hired by the end of 2017.