TODAY: South Florida District Virtual #SmallBiz Awards Ceremony @3pm

- South Florida District Office -

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National Small Business Week

MIAMI - U.S. Small Business South Florida District Office recently announced the winners of the SBA’s 2020 District and State of Florida Small Business Week Awards. A virtual awards ceremony, co-hosted by the Florida SBDC Network, rescheduled from May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held to recognize the winners during this year’s National Small Business Week on September 22-24.

The District’s virtual event will be held  TODAY from 3pm - 4:30pm. To attend, register on Eventbrite.

 

2020 NSBW Awards Winners:

Small Business of the Year (State of Florida and South Florida District)
Ryan Carter, owner of Scotlynn USA Division, Inc., Fort Myers, Florida

Women's Business Center of Excellence (Region IV, State of Florida, and South Florida District)
The Florida Women’s Business Center, Delray Beach, Florida

Second Chance Hiring Advocate (Region IV, State of Florida and South Florida District)
Andrew Yap, owner of LEASA Industries, Miami, Florida

Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year (South Florida District)
Manny Wong, owner of Fullei Fresh, Miami, Florida

Rural Small Business of the Year (State of Florida and South Florida District)
Edward Brakus, owner of Burma Spice, Moore Haven, Florida

Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year (South Florida District)
Jacquin Gilchrist, owner of Gilchrist Law Firm, Coral Gables, Florida

Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year (South Florida District)
Stacie Miller, owner of SenCommunications, Inc., Tampa, Florida

Young Entrepreneur of the Year (State of Florida and South Florida District)
Ongun Kocabas, owner of Egea Food, LLC, Miami, Florida

Community Partner of the Year (State of Florida and South Florida District)
South Florida Regional Planning Council, Hollywood, Florida

Small Business Advocate of the Year (State of Florida and South Florida District)
David Hamblett; Len Hendrickson; and Raymond O’Brien of Southwest Florida SCORE Chapter

Media Advocate of the Year (State of Florida and South Florida District)
Martin Clarke, founder and CEO of Urban Pulse Direct, Pembroke Pines, Florida

 

Lender Awards:

Third Party Lending (Most Loans)
JPMorgan Chase Bank

Third Party Lending (Most Loan Dollars)
Valley National Bank

CDC of the Year (Total 504 Loans)
Florida First Capital Finance Corp.

CDC of the Year (Total 504 Loan Dollars)
Florida First Capital Finance Corp.

Export Lender of the Year (Total Loans)
TD Bank

Export Lender of the Year (Total Loan Dollars)
Banesco USA

Mission Based Lender Award (Total of Microloans and Community Advantage)
Accion East

7(a) Lender of the Year (Total Loans)
TD Bank

7(a) Lender of the Year (Total Loan Dollars)
Live Oak Banking Company

For additional information on National Small Business Week, please visit sba.gov/NSBW.

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