SBA St. Louis Releases District Annual Awards Winners List

St. Louis District Office  - April 2018

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St. Louis District Office Releases Annual Award Winners List

Small Business Week Award Winners

The U.S. Small Business Administration St. Louis District office released the list of the top small businesses from its service area which covers 54 counties in Eastern Missouri. For the second year in a row the state's top winner comes from the St. Louis district. Dr. Melissa Smith, owner and managing dentist of Washington Smiles Complete Health Dentistry was named the SBA 2018 Small Business Person of the Year for the St. Louis District and the state of Missouri.

“This is one of the best parts of my job,” SBA St. Louis District Director Maureen Brinkley said. “Starting a small business takes so much sacrifice and hard work and to be able to recognize those who give it their all and reach the top of their game is the highlight of my year.”

A national winner will be selected and announced at a ceremony in Washington D.C. during National Small Business Week April 30- May 5.  The Eastern Missouri winners will be celebrated at an awards luncheon set for May 3 at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac. 

The complete list of Eastern Missouri winners:

Small Business Person of the Year: Dr. Melissa Smith

Rural Small Business of the Year: White Mule Winery 

Minority Owned Small Business of the Year: Real Solutions, LLC 

Family Owned Small Business of the Year: C&B Lift Truck Service 

Entrepreneurial Business of the Year: Patriot Commercial Cleaning, LLC 

Woman Owned Small Business of the Year:  Grand Oaks Heating & Cooling 

Start-up Business of the Year: Blackwell Contracting, LLC

To attend the SBA St. Louis Small Business Week annual awards luncheon click here.