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Capital Region Winners to Celebrate Small Business Success on May 2, 2012

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Advisory Date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Advisory Number: 
Rachael Stanton, 315-471-9393 ext. 244

ALBANY, N.Y. – Small businesses specializing in a variety of industries, from wholesale goods to craft brewing, will be recognized at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 14th Annual Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon in Albany tomorrow.

SBA, the New York Business Development Corporation, area lenders and economic developers will recognize these successful businesses at a luncheon and awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 2nd at 11:30 AM. The luncheon will be emceed by WRGB’s news anchor Greg Floyd and held at The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Albany.

In addition to 17 Small Business Excellence award winners, SBA will recognize National Small Business Week award winner Chobani, Inc. for its outstanding achievements and growth into a large business. A detailed profile on each Small Business Excellence award winner will be issued following the luncheon on May 2.

Business owners, bankers and SBA’s Syracuse District Director will be available for interviews before and after the event. A list of the Small Business Excellence winners is attached. If you need information on an individual winner, please contact Rachael Stanton at the SBA Syracuse office at (315) 471-9393, ext. 244.

1. Business:  Timco Transportation, Inc.
Owners:  Timothy and Donna Adair
Address: 2801 Amsterdam Rd.
City, State, Zip: Scotia, NY  12302

2. Business:  Wolf’s 1-11 Restaurant and Games
Owners:  Mike and Anna Diraddo
Address: 111 Wolf Rd.
City, State, Zip:  Albany, NY 12205

3. Business:  Content Enablers, Inc.
Owner:  Brad Kabanuk
Address:  513 Broadway # 1
City, State, Zip:  Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

4. Business:  Hill & Markes, Inc.
Owners:  Neal Packer, Andrea Finkle Packer, Jeffery Finkle
Address:  1997 NY 5s
City, State, Zip: Amsterdam, NY  12010

5. Business:  Cole’s Collision Center
Owner:  John Cole
Address: 1904 Central Ave.
City, State, Zip:  Albany, NY  12205

6. Business:   Feigenbaum Cleaners, Inc.
Owners:  Todd Feigenbaum, Bonnie Smith
Address: 89 ½ Bay Street
City, State, Zip: Glens Falls, NY  12801
7. Business:  Astria Solutions Group, LLC
Owners: Thomas Franceski, Jeffrey Frankel, Gregory Laird
Address: 2165 Technology Dr.
City, State, Zip: Schenectady, NY  12308

8. Business:  Turnkey Internet, Inc.
Owner:  Adam Wills
Address: 175 Old Loudon Rd.
City, State, Zip: Latham, NY  12110

9. Business:  Aeon Nexus Corporation
Owner:  Omar Usmani
Address: 174 Glen St.
City, State, Zip: Glens Falls, NY
10. Business:  Old English Pub and Pantry, Inc.
Owners:  Matt Baumgartner, Jim and Demetra Vann, Mark and Greta Graydon
Address: The Quackenbush House, Broadway
City, State, Zip: Albany, NY  12207

11. Business:  Capriccio Saratoga
Owner:  Jim Rua
Address:  27 Henry Street
City, State, Zip: Saratoga, NY 12866

12. Business:  Champlain Valley Audiology, PLLC
Owner:  Dr. Sharon Macner
Address: 176 U.S. Oval
City, State, Zip: Plattsburgh, NY  12903

13. Business:  Alchar Printing Group
Owner:  Denise Padula
Address: 599 Pawling Ave.
City, State, Zip: Troy, NY  12180

14. Business:  Brown’s Brewing Company
Owners:  Garrett and Kelly Brown
Address: 50 Factory Hill Rd.
City, State, Zip: Hoosick Falls, NY  12090

15. Business:  Richard L. Dennis, D.M.D., PC
Owner:  Richard L. Dennis
Address: 176 Lake Ave.
City, State, Zip: Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

16. Business:  Overhead Door Company of Albany, Inc.
Owner:  David and Kimberley Ripley
Address: 15 Corporate Drive
City, State, Zip: Clifton Park, NY  12065

17. Business:  Hattie’s Restaurant
Owner:  Jasper and Elizabeth Alexander
Address: 45 Phila Street
City, State, Zip:  Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

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