I have had the pleasure of working with Joanie Griffin for many years. Her passion and determination for doing what is right when assisting small businesses has always been evident.  Joanie is hard-working, trustworthy, and honest. When I worked with her in my previous
position, I could always rely on her to take initiative and to stay calm under pressure.  She brought our human resources into compliance with all new laws while organizing, maintaining, and filing our required records and reports.
Joanie is one of the most positive people I know, and she always has a smile on her face. Her motivation and enthusiasm for the job and empathy for the people she works with will benefit any small business and move their company to the next level. I highly recommend Griffin Small Business Consulting.
Wendy Sander, retired Director of Planning and Main Street Board Member


I had the pleasure of working with Joanie in her role as Executive Director at Main Street of Menomonie, Inc. We have known each other since 2011 and during my tenure as the Menomonie Chamber Director, we collaborated on many projects and co-managed the CMS, LLC, to maintain our building operations and tenants upstairs. Joanie is hardworking, dedicated and was passionate about service to her business members. On a daily basis, I saw her demonstrate her employer relations skills while working to grow the downtown business area. She leads by example and her enthusiasm is contagious as she builds a team mentality with consistent communication and by doing what she says she will do. I wholeheartedly endorse Joanie for a leadership role as she will excel in any position with her strong people skills.

~Lisa Montgomery, former Chamber Director


To sum up Joanie's character in a short paragraph is no easy task. I had the pleasure of working with Joanie for a few years and to say that she had a positive impact on our organization would be an understatement. This is an individual that thrives on working with others, and she's motivated to doing her very best each and every day. Being a human cheerleader comes naturally for Joanie and her infectious laugh and work ethic are second to none. Joanie was instrumental at shoring up policies and procedures, which led to enhancing everything that goes towards creating a strong HR foundation.  It was a sad day when she announced that she was leaving her role at F&M Plastics, be we were fortunate to have worked along-side her. I highly recommend Joanie to assist any small business looking to move their organization forward!

~Jeff Kaiser, President



I had the pleasure of working with Joanie in her position at Main Street Menomonie. Professionalism, attention to detail, and a sense of humor are her trademarks. I was saddened when she left her Main Street position but that was short-lived as I am fortunate enough to work with her in her new position at Cedar Corp.

~Eric Turner, former DCEDC Director