SBA Announces 2017 Small Business Week Winners

Release Date: 
Friday, March 17, 2017
Release Number: 
Moraima Gutierrez (860) 240-4654

HARTFORD, CT – Carla Bartolucci, President & CEO of Euro-USA Trading/Jovial Foods of No. Stonington, CT has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2017 Connecticut Small Business Person of the Year, SBA’s top award, according to an announcement made by Anne Hunt, SBA’s District Director.

“We are extremely excited to honor a truly amazing line up of small business owners and champions this year, said Anne Hunt, SBA’s Connecticut District Director.  It is important to recognize these outstanding small businesses in the state as they are the job creators, innovators and the fabric of our local communities!”  “We hope the small business community will join the SBA and our host, SCORE for an inspiring awards luncheon on May 2nd in New Haven, CT.”   

2017 Connecticut SBA Honorees:




Woman-Owned Small Business

Elizabeth Florian

Grassroots Ice Cream - Granby

Family-Owned Small Business

Beverlee Dacey

Amodex Products Inc., - Bridgeport

CT Microenterprise Award

Katalina Riegelmann

Katalina’s Bakery – New Haven

Minority-Owned Small Business

Miguel Tomasio

Taco Loco – Black Rock, Bridgeport

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Ashley Stone

Beauty Entourage - Farmington

Financial Services Champion

Kim Rodney

Connecticut Community Bank - Westport

SBA & DECD Entrepreneur of the Year

Flavia Naslausky & Camilla Gazal

Zaniac Greenwich - Greenwich

Exporter of the Year

Monica Goldstein

Recovery Planner, Trumbull

Home-Based Business of the Year

Mary Goehring

Transcription Plus - Bristol

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.  This year, the dates are April 30- May 6, 2017 with national events planned in Washington, D.C., New York City, Indianapolis, Dallas and Fresno, CA.  The slate of leading small business owners in Connecticut will be honored at the Annual Small Business Week Awards Luncheon at Gateway Community College in New Haven on May 2nd.  To attend our event please, register at:  For more information and a complete list of events during the week of April 30 – May 6, 2017 please visit our website: