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SBA Washington Metropolitan Area District Office Announces 2017 Small Business Award Winners

Release Date: 
Monday, April 24, 2017
Release Number: 
Shuraie L. Mackin (202) 205-6392

Washington – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Washington Metropolitan Area District Office (SBA WMADO) is proud to announce the 2017 small business award winners in the categories of Small Business Person of the Year for the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia, as well as 8(a) Graduate of the Year, Small Prime Contractor of the Year and Small Business Subcontractor of Year.   We will recognize the accomplishment of the honorees on Wednesday, May 3 at the NTSB Conference Center, L’Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC.  

Administrator Linda McMahon, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration stated, “More than half of all Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of three net new jobs in the U.S. each year. I couldn’t be prouder of all the awardees this year – they are working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness. It is an honor during National Small Business Week to honor and celebrate their hard work and success”.

 “The contributions small businesses make to the economy are significant.  These award recipients epitomize the ingenuity and business acumen of the small business sector. Even more, they have demonstrated a strong commitment to provide a quality work environment for their employees.” said Antonio Doss, District Director.

2017 SBA Washington Metropolitan Area District Office winners announced today:

Small Business Person of the Year for the District of Columbia

Robert W. Dozier, Jr.

RWD Consulting, LLC – Washington, DC


Small Business Person of the Year for Northern Virginia

Andrea Stone

Dynamic Pro, Inc. – Arlington, VA            


Small Business Person of the Year for Maryland

Dr. Christopher Keeys  

Clinical Pharmacy Associates, Inc. – Laurel, MD


8(a) Graduate of the Year

John Francis Sayres

Sayres and Associates Corporation – Washington, DC


Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year

Daniel A. Turner

TCG, Inc. – Washington, DC


Small Business Subcontractor of the Year

Nisha P. Shajahan,

Integrity Management Services, Inc. – Alexandria, VA


Director’s Legacy Award

Toa Do

Business Development Assistance Group, Inc. (BDAG)

Each year since 1963, the president has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of National Small Business Week. National Small Business Week is set as the first week in May, and this year the dates are April 30 – May 6 with national events planned in Washington, D.C., New York City, Indianapolis, Dallas and Fresno, Calif.


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