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Owner of Pete’s Greens to compete for SBA Small Business Person of the Year

Advisory Date: Monday, June 3, 2013

MONTPELIER, Vt. – The owner of Pete’s Greens in Cratsbury, Vt. will head to Washington D.C. June 21 to compete for the National Small Business Person of the Year award.

Pete Johnson is one of the Small Business Person of the Year winners from 50 states, Washington, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam contending for the national award. Johnson won at the state level when the SBA announced he was the 2013 Vermont Small Business Person of the Year April 15.

National Small Business Person of the Year will be awarded to the company that best exemplifies creating jobs, producing revenue, lifting its local economy, supporting the local infrastructure and giving back charitably to its community.

“Pete’s Greens exceeds in each one of these categories,” said Vallerie Morse, SBA Vermont District Office deputy director. “Pete has a great shot at winning and we wish him luck.”

While in Washington, Johnson will also have the opportunity to meet with top administration officials and national business leaders. 

The award ceremony in Washington concludes the SBA’s National Small Business Week, which has been held annually since 1963 to recognize the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Johnson will be recognized as the state winner during the 2013 Vermont Small Business Awards Ceremony cohosted by Vermont Business Magazine from 4 to 7 p.m. June 13 at the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn, Shelburne, Vt. The event is open to the public and will include catered hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, live music and more. Ticket prices are $40 per person. To register, call 802-865-5202 or email info@delaneymeetingevent.com.

For more information, call 802-828-4422.

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