SBA Administrator Honors Nation’s Top Small Businesses

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NEWS release

PRESS OFFICE

Release Date:

 March 21, 2017

Contact:

Siobhan Carlile (801) 524-3217

Release Number:

17-12

Internet Address:

http://www.sba.gov/news

SBA Administrator Honors Nation’s Top Small Businesses

Winners to be formally recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 30 – May 1

Salt Lake City – Administrator Linda McMahon, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Stefanie and Joshua Bevans, CEO and CTO of Design to Print as the 2017 Utah Small Business Person of the Year winner. 

“It is my honor and distinct pleasure to announce the 54 winners from across the U.S. and its territories,” McMahon said. “These small business owners define entrepreneurial spirit and best represent the 28 million small businesses that are the backbone and economic engine for today’s economy. I look forward to welcoming the winners to Washington next month when they are officially honored for their achievements.” 

Design to Print, located in St. George, was the first to bring large format hi- resolution color printing to Utah where they produce large scale billboards, banners, full color vehicle wraps as well as fine art reproduction. 

The company has increased its locations to multiple states with expanded services and products serving wholesale customers in the tradeshow industry, casino buying groups, government agencies, marketing and advertising firms, print brokers and sign franchises. 

In 1995 Design to Print started as a one man shop in a small 15 x 15 room. Now they operate out of 40,000 square feet of office and production/warehouse space. 

All of the winners have been invited to attend ceremonies in Washington, D.C on April 30 – May 1 where they will be honored with their individual award along with recognition of the three runners-up and the naming of the 2017 National Small Business Person of the Year.  

Each year since 1963, the president has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of National Small Business Week.  National Small Business Week is set as the first week in May, and this year the dates are April 30 – May 6 with national events planned in Washington, D.C., New York City, Indianapolis, Dallas and Fresno, Calif.

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About the Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012 has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.  The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.  Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. www.sba.gov