SBA Buffalo District Newsletter - April Edition

Buffalo District Office - April 2018

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MinoriTech Owners Regroup, Finds Success in Patience and Perseverance


Minority-owned business secures contracts after attending Small Business Matchmaker 

For MinoriTech Inc. owners, John, Richard and Patricia Marcaida, entrepreneurship taught them a number of things in life, though a satisfying journey, it took the company a lot of patience and perseverance before finding success at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Buffalo District office annual Small Business Matchmaker. 

Emma Briones migrated from the Philippines as a young woman. While raising a family and working with engineers at Kodak, she was encouraged to start her own business.  And in 1988, MinoriTech Inc. was founded.  The name derived from her minority and technology background. 

From its humble beginnings, the company has expanded to the point where it now provides sourcing, manufacturing and assembly services for customers in defense-aerospace, business, higher education and government agencies. “MinoriTech is one of few companies in the Rochester area to provide full-service sourcing of industrial supplies and equipment for numerous industries,” said Vice President of Business Development Patricia Marcaida. 

As their success grew, the company decided to explore another potential business opportunity, attending the SBA’s Business Matchmaker program in Buffalo in May 2007. Over the years, Sales Representative read more

Small Business Week Events

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Register Now - 2018 Small Business Matchmaker

The SBA Buffalo District Office and Buffalo Niagara SCORE are excited to offer small businesses the opportunity to meet with buyers from federal, state and local agencies and prime contractors looking for qualified firms to buy the products and services they need to fulfill procurements.

Wednesday, May 9 from 7 am to 12:30 pm

Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew, NY 



SBA Annual Small Business Week Awards Luncheon

2018 Small Business Week award winners will be recognized on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the SBA Small Business Week Awards Luncheon.  The luncheon will be held at the Salvatore’s Italian Gardens from 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Tickets cost $45 per seat or $450 per table of 10. See all of this year's winners by clicking here.  You may also register on-line at:   SBA Small Business Week Awards Luncheon Reservations..

SBA Buffalo District Small Business Community Forum Meeting Held

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Region II Regional Administrator Delivers Opening Remarks

Regional Administrator Steven Bulger delivered opening remarks at the SBA Buffalo District Small Business Community Forum meeting held on Wednesday,      April 11.

Forum members also heard from SBA Deputy District Director Victoria Reynolds who presented on district and branch lending, economic development, contracting and upcoming events. 

Pictured left to right:  SBA Buffalo District Director Franklin J.  Sciortino and Region II RA Steven Bulger