Thursday, April 13, 2017

2017 SBA Awards Luncheon



The U.S. Small Business Administration San Diego District Office and the North San Diego Small Business Development Center will celebrate and recognize successful local small businesses and small business advocates at our Annual Awards Luncheon on May 4th from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla.
To purchase single tickets to attend: CLICK HERE!

To purchase a table (8 seats): CLICK HERE!

Interested in sponsoring the event? CLICK HERE!

Questions or requests, please email Jill Andrews at jill.andrews@sba.gov or Cheryl Brown at cbrown@miracosta.edu.

Award winners include:

Region IX & National Subcontractor of the Year
Michael Bilodeau, CEO, IO Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc.
Nominator: Andrew N. Bolt, PE, PMP, President, Tetra Tech EC, Inc.
Small Business Person of the Year (San Diego District and California Winner)
Lars Herman, President, Herman Construction Group, Inc
Nominator: Lawrence F. McMahon, Executive VP/Surety Manager, Construction Services Group, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.

Small Business Exporter of the Year (San Diego District and Region IX Winner)
Jeff Silver, President & Owner, Rough Draft Brewing Company
Nominator: Victor Castillo, Director & Deputy Sector Navigator Global Trade & Logistics
San Diego Center for International Trade Development
 
Family-Owned Small Business of the Year
Carol Neyenesch Bentley, CEO, Cliff Neyenesch, Chairman of the Board,  & Kandy Neyenesch, CFO
Neyenesch Printers
Nominator: Victor Castillo, Director & Deputy Sector Navigator Global Trade & Logistics
San Diego Center for International Trade Development
 
Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year
Sayed Ali, President, Interpreters Unlimited, Inc.
Nominator: Amada Caraker, Proposal Writer, Interpreters Unlimited, Inc.

Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year
Bernard Mercurio, Senior Advisor, Storehouse Trading, Inc.
Nominator: Carlos E. Figari, Director, SOCAL VBOC
 
Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year
Michelle Smith McLeod, President, Southwest Boulder& Stone, Inc.
Nominator: Christine Hoy, VP, Chase Bank

Anthony Vigil Award
for Company Growth Despite Adversity
Elizabeth Valenzuela Banker, CEO/President, Shore Solutions, Inc.
Nominator: Dalcia Paramo, VP of Operations, Shore Solutions, Inc.
 
Financial Services Champion of the Year
Helen Johnson, VP/SBA Business Development Officer, Pacific Western Bank
Nominator: Center Team, North San Diego SBDC
 
Minority Small Business Champion of the Year
Anthony Singleton, Chief Small Business Officer, UC San Diego
Nominator: Center Team, North San Diego SBDC
 
Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year
Lilia Smith, Small Business Liaison Officer, ViaSat, Inc.
Nominator: Center Team, North San Diego SBDC
 
Women In Business Champion of the Year
Karen Linehan & Alma Banuelos, Outreach Program Managers, San Diego Unified School District
Nominator: Dr. Pamela Williamson, CEO,  Women's Business Enterprise Council West

SBA Resource Partner of the Year
Sudershan Shaunak, Director, North San Diego Small Business Development Center
Nominator: Jill Andrews, Deputy District Director, SBA San Diego District
 
SBA Director's Award
for SBA Mission Support
Paul Hollenbach, Volunteer Counselor, SCORE San Diego
Nominator: SBA San Diego District
 
SBA Director's Award
for Her Commitment to Helping Small Businesses Work with SANDAG
Elaine Richardson, Manager of Small Business Development, SANDAG
Nominator: Sudershan Shaunak, Director, North San Diego SBDC



2 comments:

  1. Oh wow, the awards luncheon looks superb. I am so pleased to have these details here. Our annual official dinner party had been organized recently at some local corporate events NYC venue and that too was so joyous. The event decoration was also very unique.

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