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Adams County Firm is SBA’s 2013 Small Business Exporter Of Year for Eastern Penn., Mid-Atlantic Region and Nation

Release Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Release Number: 
Advisory Number: 
Robert Goza, 610-382-3084

May 31st Event Introduces Zeigler Bros., Inc. firm as Title Holder

PHILADELPHIA, PA– U.S. Small Business Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho will introduce Zeigler Bros., Inc. as SBA’s Eastern Penn., Mid-Atlantic Region and National 2013 Small Business Exporter of the Year at the firm’s East Berlin, Penn. location on May 31 at 2 p.m. The event is open to the media.

WHO: Natalia Olson-Urtecho, U.S. SBA Regional Administrator
David Dickson, U.S. SBA Philadelphia District Director
Christian Conroy, State Director, Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers
Martin Brill, Kutztown University Small Business Development Center
Timothy M., Matthew P. Zeigler, Zeigler Bros., Inc.
WHAT: Zeigler, Bros., Inc. announced as 2013 Eastern Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic
Small Business Exporter of the Year
WHEN: May 31, 2013 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Zeigler, Bros., Inc., 619 W. King St., East Berlin PA 17316

"This has been a great year for the region for exporting and it’s an honor to recognize the accomplishments of our small business communities,” said Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho. “Zeigler Bros. are an excellent example, having also won on the national level, of a small business that succeeds and remains competitive in a global market.”

SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania small business awards, including “Small Business Exporter of the Year,” are awarded to a nominee in Pennsylvania’s eastern 40 counties, while regional winners are selected from the seven districts across the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia. National award winners are selected from the regional winners from across the country. 

Zeigler Bros., Inc., is now in its third generation of family-owned leadership with Dr. Thomas R. Zeigler, Timothy M. Zeigler and Matthew P. Zeigler. Founded in 1935, the company continues to develop new and innovative technologies for specialty feed, focusing on aquaculture, pet, zoo and laboratory animal feed for bio-medical research. The company manufactures more than 300 products and exports to over 40 countries around the world. Funding through SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research grant helped the company to study the nutritional requirements of newly hatched marine finfish while exploring creative manufacturing methods for live feeds.

Philadelphia’s NBC10 anchor and consumer reporter Tracy Davidson will present the awards with SBA’s Philadelphia District Director, David Dickson at the annual “SBA Day at the Ballpark” event on June 5. The awards ceremony begins at 10 a.m. with a luncheon at “Chickie’s & Pete’s” restaurant at 1526 Packer Ave. followed by a 1:05 p.m. Phillies game at nearby Citizens Bank Park. The event is open to the media. This event is co-sponsored by Constant Contact and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

These events are local observances of the annual Presidentially-designated National Small Business Week, which will be held this year June 17-21. National Small Business Week recognizes the small business community’s contribution to the American economy.

To request interviews or photographs, please contact Robert Goza, SBA’s Public Information Officer in the Philadelphia District Office, at 610-382-3084 or robert.goza@sba.gov.


Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: Robert Goza, 610-382-3084.

Cosponsorship Authorization # 13-0303-43. 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.

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