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The SBA Richmond District Office Announces Virginia’s 2015 Small Business Person of the Year

Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Release Number: 
15-7
Contact: 
Matthew Nowak | matthew.nowak@sba.gov

RICHMOND, Va. ­­– The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Richmond District Office proudly announces P. Tulane Patterson, the CEO and Owner of Generation Solutions Holdings Inc. located in Lynchburg and Roanoke, as Virginia’s 2015 Small Business Person of the Year.

“We are very excited to have Tulane Patterson as Virginia’s Small Business Person of the Year. He is the embodiment of an exceptional small business owner,” said SBA Richmond District Office’s District Director Carl Knoblock. “His leadership and drive have helped Generation Solutions to grow during some of the most challenging economic times. He has never lost sight of his most important asset - his employees - which in turn, give great care to the customers.”

Although this isn’t Kansas, Generation Solutions’ motto “No place like home… For senior care” says a great deal about their mission. They understand older adults prefer to spend their retirement years living in the comfort of their own homes. The company provides an integrated program of home care services intended to enable older adults to live comfortably, securely and independently in their homes as long as possible. Their home health aides provide personal care such as bathing, feeding, ambulating and caring for bed-bound individuals.

The company was founded in 1998 at their current Lynchburg headquarters. A year later they opened their Roanoke office enabling services to be provided throughout the Shenandoah and Roanoke Valleys.

Generation Solutions was chosen through a competitive selection process. Judging criteria include: staying power, growth in the number of employees, increase in sales, financial performance, innovativeness of products and services offered, response to adversity, and contributions to the community.

If Patterson is selected as the 2015 National Small Business Person of the Year, he will be invited to attend the National Small Business Week celebration May 8 in Washington D.C.

 

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