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Mississippi SBA Office Honors its 2012 Small Business and Champion Award Winners

Advisory Date: Thursday, August 16, 2012
Advisory Number: MS081612
Release Date: Thursday, August 16, 2012
Release Number: 081612
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Mr. Charles Fuqua, Owner of Four Seasons Lawn Care LLC of Moss Point, MS and the SBA’s 2012 Mississippi Small Business Person of the Year, was one of several honored by the Mississippi SBA Office during a ceremony on Thursday, June 28th at the Imperial Palace (IP) in Biloxi, MS.

“Each year we look forward to recognizing Mississippi best and brightest small business entrepreneurs for the hard work they do in creating jobs and generating tax revenue for their respective city and state municipalities while enhancing the economy,” said Janita R. Stewart, Director of the Mississippi SBA District Office.  “It’s our way of saying thanks for the outstanding work they do.”

Pictured left to right are:

Gary Reed, SBA Gulfport Branch Manager; Charles Fuqua, owner of Four Seasons Lawn Care LLC in Moss Point, MS and recipient of SBA’s Small Business Person of the Year Award; Jeffrey Davidson of Central Mississippi Tax Consultants in Terry, MS and recipient of SBA’s Entrepreneurial Success Award; John Stumph, Owner of JS Accounting & Information Systems Consulting LLC in Mount Olive, MS and recipient of SBA’s Financial Services Champion Award; Sean & Crystal Westmoreland, Owners of  Dixie Glass in Pascagoula, MS and recipient of SBA’s Jeffrey–Butland Family Owned Business Award; Janita R. Stewart, Mississippi SBA District Director; James Hendrick of the Mississippi Small Business Development Center in University, MS and recipient of the SBDC Counselor of the Year Award; William M. Brown, Director of the Mississippi Action for Community Education, Inc. (MACE) in Greenville, MS and recipient of the WBC Counselor of the Year Award; Greg Kennedy, Mayor of Smithville, MS and recipient of the Phoenix Award; and Amanda Green Alexander of Alexander & Watson, P.A. in Jackson, MS and recipient of the SBA’s Women in Business Champion Award.

For more information on the Small Business Award programs and/or to nominate someone for a 2013 SBA Award, please contact Bridget Johnson-Fells at (228) 863-4449, ext. 225.

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