SBA Richmond District Office Announces its Small Business Award Winners

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Richmond District Office

SBA Richmond District Office Announces its Small Business Award Winners

RICHMOND, Va. ─ The U.S. Small Business Administration Richmond District Office will recognize small business owners and advocates that have made critical contributions to America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners as part of their “Heart of a Champion” Small Business Awards Luncheon June 13 at the Richmond Omni.

The list of this year’s winners:

§  Small Business Person of the Year: Devon M. Henry, Team Henry Enterprises, LLC - Newport News

§  Contractor of the Year: Marcos Silva, M&F Concrete - Manassas

§  Sub-contractor of the Year: Roberto Ortiz, AVMAC LLC - Chesapeake

§  Exporter of the Year: Sara McCaleb, New Ravenna Mosaics – Exmore

§  Women in Business Champion of the Year: Angela Barber, Small Business Development Coordinator, City Of Chesapeake Economic Development - Chesapeake

§  Veterans Business Champion of the Year: Fred Wellman, ScoutComms, Inc. – Stafford

§  Financial Services (Credit Union) Champion of the Year: Natasha Merz, Langley Federal Credit Union – Newport News

§  Financial Services (Bank) Champion of the Year: Marie Taylor Leibson, Sonabank - Warrenton

§  Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Center Award: Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads, Inc. - Norfolk

The award winners will be honored during a luncheon Friday June 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Richmond Omni. Information about the event can be found at

Virginia’s top small business SBA lenders will also be recognized during the awards luncheon:

Top Certified Development Company is Tidewater Business Financing Corp; Top 504 First Trust Lender is BB&T; Top Credit Union is Langley Federal Credit Union; Tied for Top Community Bank is Live Oak Banking Company and Celtic Bank; Top Intermediate Bank is Sonabank; Top Overall Lender is BB&T.


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