Wednesday, April 20, 2016

SBA to Celebrate National Small Business Week; Agency Announces NY 2016 Award Winners




New York - U.S. Small Business Administration New York District Director Beth Goldberg announced SBA's 2016 district and national Small Business Week award winners and the agency’s plans to honor this year’s 12 small business owners and advocates for their contributions to small business.

The awards ceremony is part of SBA’s celebration of National Small Business Week (May 1 – May 7). “Every year since 1963 SBA takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from across the nation through National Small Business Week,” said Goldberg. “This year our district office has four National Award winners who will be recognized by SBA’s Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet during a ceremony in Washington D.C. on May 2. The following day we will honor our New York winners.”

The New York District Office National Small Business Week Awards Ceremony will be held May 3, 2016 from 10:00 am to Noon; Registration begins at 9 am at 26 Federal Plaza, Conference Center 6th Floor, and Room A/B. Complimentary Continental Breakfast. Open to the Public. Email newyorkdo@sba.gov to RSVP.

"The nominations for this year’s competition prove, once again, the level of professionalism and success is a trademark of our New York District small business community," said Goldberg. "Not only should the winners be congratulated but every business nominated and considered should be recognized for their accomplishments. Selecting this year's winners was no easy task."

2016 SBA NY Small Business Week Award Winners:

The 2016 SBA New York District Office Small Business Person of the Year
John Durante, Durante Rentals LLC., located in Bronx, NY.

SBA New York District Office Women Small Business Champion of the Year
Heidi Kahn, Kahn Architecture - New York, NY.

SBA New York District Office Exporter of the Year
Mohammed A. Osman, Karima Shipping Enterprise, Inc. - Bronx, NY.

SBA New York District Office Home-based Business Champion of the Year
Antonella Zangheri, Krumville Bake Shop, Inc. - Brooklyn, NY.

SBA New York District Office Small Business Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year
Avi Leshes, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce - Brooklyn, NY.

SBA New York District Office Minority Small Business Champion of the Year
James Wilson Wood, Independent Media Sales & Services, Inc. D/B/Minority Commerce Weekly - Shoreham, NY

SBA New York District Office Small Business Financial Service Champion of the Year
Nancy Carin, Business Outreach Center Network, Inc. /BOC Capital Corp. Brooklyn, NY.

SBA New York District Office Women Business Center Excellence Award and Region II
Andrea Ormeno, Queens Economic Development Corporation/Women’s Business Center - Kew Gardens, NY

SBA New York District Office National 2016 Small Business Investment Company (SBIC)
Walter H. Barandiaran, Daniel Raynor, Steve Berman of Argentum Capital Partners - New York, NY

SBA New York District Office National 2016 Phoenix Award for Outstanding Small Business Disaster Recovery
Stephen Piazza, Maryann Piazza of Majestic Vending and Services, Inc. - Staten Island, NY

SBA New York District Office National 2016 Dwight D. Eisenhower Award
Jill Clough-Johnson of Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC/Brookhaven National Laboratory - Upton, NY

SBA New York District Office National 2016 Subcontractor of the Year
F. Xavier Fleming of Sound Roof Systems Ltd. - Williston Park, NY

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