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MA: Meet Oregon's 2016 SBW Winners Media Opp

Advisory Date: 
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Advisory Number: 
#DreamSmallBiz @SBAGov

Meet Oregon’s 2016 Winners:

Small Business Week Awards Media Opp

PORTLAND, Ore – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in collaboration with a number of generous cosponsor organizations, named below, will host the Oregon 2016 Small Business Week Awards as the flagship event for National Small Business Week. This event celebrates the importance of small businesses to our domestic economy, and recognizes individuals and organizations that seek to assist small businesses.

We invite media representatives for a special opportunity to interview this year’s winners, who will all be gathered in advance of the awards event.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 3, 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., prior to 2016 SBW Luncheon ceremony
WHERE: Eastside Exchange Ballroom, 123 Northeast 3rd Avenue; Portland, OR 97232 
WHO:  U.S. Small Business Administration – Portland District Office
  • Small Business Person(s) of the Year – Geoff Metts, Jeremie Murfin, Johnpaul Simonet, Five Star Guitars (Hillsboro, Ore).
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year – Matt Thomas, Brew Dr. Kombucha (Portland, Ore).
  • Community Impact Award – Casey Stroupe, S & H Logging Co. (Tualatin, Ore).
  • Small Business Spirit Award – Brandon Vaughn, All-Clean Property Maintenance, LL (Troutdale, Ore).
  • Small Business Champion – Amy Pearl, Hatch Innovation (Portland, Ore).
  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Excellence and Innovation – Steve Curley, Director, Central Oregon Community College SBDC (Bend, Ore).
  • 7a Lender of the Year for Loan Volume – U.S. Bank. 
  • 504 Lender of the Year for Loan Dollar Volume/Loan Volume – Evergreen Business Capital.

RSVP:                  Press credentials to

Our special thanks to  2016 Event Cosposonsors :

Silver-level :  Columbia Bank, Evergreen Business Capital, KeyBank, Northwest Business Development Association, US Bank, Wells Fargo Bank

Bronze-level:  Albina Community Bank, KBNP Business Radio, Umpqua, Union Bank

Cosponsorship Authorization # 16-1086-97. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: Warren Givens, 503-326-5200.


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