Data Storage and Tech Support Firm is 2013 SBA "Small Business Exporter of the Year" for Delaware

Advisory Date: 
Thursday, May 2, 2013
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WILMINGTON, DEL.— The SBA’s Delaware District Office announced that the winner of the Agency’s 2013 “Delaware Small Business Exporter of the Year” award is Zerowait Corporation. Presidentially-appointed SBA Region 3 Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho will join SBA Delaware Acting District Director John Fleming at Zerowait Corporation on May 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. to introduce the business as the 2013 title holder. The event will be open to the media.


WHO:        Natalia Olson-Urtecho, Presidentially appointed Regional Administrator,

                 Region 3, U.S. Small Business Administration

                 John Fleming, Acting Director, U.S. SBA, Delaware District Office


WHAT:       Event introducing Zerowait Corporation as SBA’s 2013 “Delaware Small

                  Business Exporter of the Year,” followed by a Zerowait headquarters tour


WHEN:        May 6, 2013                    10:00 a.m.


WHERE:      Zerowait Corporation, 707 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, Delaware


Zerowait Corporation provides cost-effective data storage systems and technical support worldwide.  Founded in Delaware in 1991, Zerowait began exporting in 1991 and offers its services worldwide.  Zerowait maintains depots in the United Kingdom and Australia, but all equipment that it supplies is received, refurbished and shipped from its Delaware facility. 


Zerowait Corporation was nominated for SBA’s “Delaware Small Business Exporter of the Year” by George Mills, Vice President, M&T Bank. SBA’s “Delaware Small Business Exporter of the Year” award winner is selected annually from among nominees located across the state of Delaware.


Bruce Elliott, 1150 AM WILM/1450 WDOV Programming Director and Host of “Elliott in the Morning” will present the award to Michael Linett, President, Zerowait Corporation, and July Linett, Vice President, Operations, Zerowait Corporation, at Delaware’s annual “SBA Small Business Awards” event May 21. The event starts with a 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. awards ceremony and dinner at Deerfield Public Golf and Grille, 507 Thompson Station Road, Newark, Del. 19711. Prior to the ceremony, ceremony attendees are invited to participate in a golf outing at Deerfield, with tee times between 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. The event will be open to the media. This May 21, 2013 event is a local observance of the annual National Small Business Week, which will be observed this year June 17-21. National Small Business Week recognizes the small business community’s contribution to the American economy and culminates in the announcement of the National Small Business Person of the Year.



To request an interview or photographs, please contact Jennifer Pilcher, the SBA’s Public Information Officer in the Delaware District Office, at 302-573-6294, ext. 222 or


This media alert does not constitute or imply an endorsement by SBA of any opinions, products or services of any private individual or entity.


The SBA is an independent federal agency, created in 1953, to assist small businesses to start, grow, and prosper. The SBA provides financial assistance by: (1) making loans to help families and businesses recover from national disasters and (2) providing loan guarantees to commercial financial institutions for working capital (7(a) loans), buildings/land/equipment (504 loans through the Certified Development Corporations), and for exports. Through our resource partners, the SBA also offers a variety of business development programs and services such as training, government contracting and export assistance. SBA resource partners include Small Businesses Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Businesses). For information on all of SBA’s programs and services, visit the Delaware District web site at or call (302)573-6294.