SBA Officials visit Eastern Pennsylvania’s 2022 Small Business Person of the Year

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SBA Officials visit Eastern Pennsylvania’s 2022 Small Business Person of the Year

2022 National Small Business Week Winner, NSBW

Jordan Galasso, Owner, Fit AF Nutrition presented with award May 2

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Eastern Pennsylvania District Office announces Jordan Galasso, Owner, Fit AF Nutrition, located in Carbondale, is the recipient of its Eastern Pennsylvania Small Business Person of the Year Award for 2022. Media are invited to attend.

WHEN:  May 2 at 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:  10 Enterprise Drive, Carbondale

Fit AF Nutrition is a fully prepared meal delivery service focusing on high quality nutrition to help people lose weight, perform better, feel better and have more energy. They currently serve northeastern Pennsylvania. Jordan loves health and fitness, and when he was working as a personal trainer, he did meal prep for himself every week. A client asked him to start prepping his meals, and it turned out to be just the thing needed to help him lose weight. Eventually more people requested Jordan’s meal prep, and thus a business was born in 2017.

The business was started with Jordan’s savings and two employees. Today he has 20 employees located in the Kitchen Incubator at Carbondale Technology Transfer Center. Customers have the option of selecting their meals for the week or working with a certified nutrition expert to assist in making the right choices for the week. Every Sunday Fit AF Nutrition delivers thousands of ready to go meals directly to their customer homes.

He has expanded into the Lehigh Valley and over the next year expects to expand into the Philadelphia area and New Jersey and open a kitchen in that region to ensure the freshest food for their customers.

“It’s a privilege to recognize the achievements of leading small business owners such as Jordan Galasso,” said Steve Dixel, SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director. “Jordan saw a business opportunity and grew it into a successful business. SBA and our resource partner, the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC), are proud to play a role in helping Jordan and Fit AF Nutrition positively impact the northeast Pennsylvania economy.”

“Throughout his time working with our center, Jordan was eager to consistently improve his business. He was willing to put in the time and effort to expand his business in the right ways,” said nominator Leigh Fennie, Business Consultant, the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center. “He has truly built this business from the ground up and is always looking for ways to grow.”

Jordan worked with the SBDC to develop a social media strategy, conduct industry research that helped his business grow in revenue, and host a marketing intern through the SBDC’s Small Business Internship Initiative. He also worked with consultants on food safety, permits, and licensing requirements. Business grew during the pandemic as Fit AF Nutrition is set up for online ordering and provides no-contact delivery.

“We have used the services provided by Scranton SBDC in many capacities and I plan to continue to use their services as I grow the business even further,” said Jordan Galasso, Owner, Fit AF Nutrition. “It’s an honor to be named SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania Small Business Person of the Year.”

Fit AF Nutrition also donates leftover cooked and uncooked foods to various food pantries including Friends of the Poor in Scranton, and Catholic Social Services in Carbondale.

The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center is a member of the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers’ statewide network and provides educational programs and no cost, confidential consulting services to entrepreneurs looking to start a small business or grow an existing small business in northeastern Pennsylvania. The University of Scranton has hosted the SBDC since 1980, providing outstanding resources, support, and funding. The SBDC is housed in the University’s nationally recognized Kania School of Management.

SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania Small Business Person of the Year award winner is selected annually from among nominees located across the 40 counties of eastern Pennsylvania.

National Small Business Week recognizes the small business community’s contribution to the American economy. Learn more about National Small Business Week at https://www.sba.gov/national-small-business-week.

 

For interviews with Fit AF Nutrition or additional information, contact Sonia Smith at sonia.smith@sba.gov