MINNEAPOLIS – Shirley Joann Wikner, CEO of the Eden Prairie-based Aviation Charter and Executive Aviation, was chosen as Minnesota’s Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Minnesota District Office, for her personal achievements and contributions to her community.


MIAMIAdministrator Linda McMahon, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, today announced the 2017 National Small Business Week awardees for 16 different categories ranging from exporting, outreach, contracting, lending, disaster recovery to manufacturing and research and development. 

Do you know a small business worthy of recognition? Nominate them for a Small Business Week Award! Each year the President of the United States sets aside one week in the spring to honor and celebrate small business —National Small Business Week. SBA recognizes small business owners from winning nominations from lenders, SCORE, SBDCs, WBCs, chambers of commerce and economic developers.

WICHITA, Kan. – Tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday, May 11th), Wayne E. Bell, District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Wichita Office and Gary Plummer, President and CEO of the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce will sign a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) to formalize their  common mission to support the area’s eco-system by helping small businesses start, grow and succeed. 


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