2019 Nevada SBA Small Business Week Award Winner

The Nevada District office of the U. S. Small Business Administration is proud to announce, the 2019 small business award honorees
Release Date: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

 

SBA Announces 2019 Nevada Small Business Award Winners

 

Las Vegas, NV –The Nevada District office of the U. S. Small Business Administration is proud to announce, the 2019 small business award honorees.  Winners will be recognized at the Westgate Resort on May 10th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Details on the event will be announced soon.

Small Business Week provides SBA with the opportunity to celebrate the achievements and successes of a number of deserving small business owners across the state.  “This is truly the highlight for me each year. The diversity of the businesses and of the honorees are prime examples of the brightest stars in Nevada’s small business community,” said Joseph Amato, SBA’s Nevada District Director.  

Elena Ledoux and Nargiza Mukhutdinova, owners of Superb Maids was named the 2019 Small Business Person of the Year for the State of Nevada. Superb Maids will now compete with winners from all other states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands for the national award.  The national winner will be recognized as the 2019 National Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration during a ceremony held in Washington, D.C. in May.

 

Other awards and honorees include:

 

Minority Owned Business of the Year:

Boss Omiragwa Oroke, Owner/Manager

BB Mechanical, LLC, Las Vegas

 

Woman Owned Business of the Year:

Nikki Steven, CEO/Founder/Owner    

Ideal Foods, LLC, Las Vegas

 

Family Owned Business of the Year:

Carol Ann and James Butler, Owners

GCA Environmental, Las Vegas

 

Microenterprise Business of the Year:

Denette A. Braud, Owner

Braud’s Funnel Cake Café, Las Vegas

 

Young Entrepreneur of the Year:

Jaime Jill Ebnother, CEO

Celebrity Sox, Henderson   

 

Veteran Owned Business of the Year:

Matthew Moore, Founder/President

Blackford LLC, Las Vegas   

 

Legacy Award:

Karla Kent, President

Kent’s Supply, Fallon  

 

Rural Owned Business of the Year:

Kevin Lindseth and Stacy Kixmiller, Owners

Pure Ground Ingredients, Minden   

 

Entrepreneurial Spirit Award:

Michelle Beecher, Lending Associate, Rural Nevada Development Corp.

Ely– Rural Award

 

Nevada Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Joan Rueben, Director

 Las Vegas – Team Award

 

René Colen, Southern Nevada SCORE Mentor

Las Vegas Urban Award 

 

8(a) Graduate of the Year:

Debra Ann Banko, CEO

Link Technologies, Las Vegas

 

The award selections are based on a variety of criteria including staying power, growth in number of employees, increase in sales, financial reports, innovative products or services, response to adversity, evidence of contributions to community-oriented projects and small business advocacy.