Philadelphia 2011 Small Business Awards Nominations

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR
SBA SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS
A BALLPARK-STYLED CELEBRATION OF
NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK

Hit a homerun for your small business community and make your own mark on history—nominate candidates for the 2011 SBA Small Business Awards. Award winners and their nominators benefit from the public recognition at the award ceremony and through the attendant publicity. Of course, the community, as a whole, benefits the most from the program; winners are a living example to their friends and neighbors that success really does come to those who work hard to achieve their dreams.

District-level winners will be announced at a Spring 2011 ceremony.

Pennsylvania Small Business Person of the Year
and all national-level winners are recognized at:
THE SBA’S NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS CEREMONY IN WASHINGTON, D.C.!

PAST WINNERS’ HALL OF FAME

2009 AWARD WINNERS
Small Business Persons of the Year:

Winner:

JURI STEJSKAL, PH.D.
PRESIDENT AND CEO
CETRA LANGUAGE SOLUTIONS

Nominator:

WENDY KLINGHOFFER
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
EASTERN MONTGOMERY
COUNTY CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE

2010 AWARD WINNERS
Small Business Persons of the Year:

Winner:

VINOD BAGDWAL
PRESIDENT
FRANK SIRIANNI
VICE PRESIDENT
LANSDALE PACKAGED ICE, INC.

Nominator:

KARL M. KRAUS
SENIOR CONSULTANT
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY SBDC

*OTHER 2009 AND 2010 WINNERS, NOMINATORS & AWARD CATEGORIES ON REVERSE*


Preliminary Nomination Form

To nominate a candidate for the SBA’s 2011 Small Business Awards, complete this Preliminary Nomination Form to request a Nomination Package.
Nominator: Nominee:
Name: ____________________________ Name: ____________________________
Organization: ____________________Organization: ____________________
Address: _________________________ Award Category: __________________
___________________________________ Address: __________________________
Telephone: ________________________ __________________________________
E-mail: __________________________Telephone:________________________

Please return completed form to: SBA Awards, SBA Philadelphia District Office, Parkview Tower, 1150 First Avenue, Suite 1001, King of Prussia, PA 19406 or e-mail information to: Jennifer.Pilcher@sba.gov.


2009 SBA AWARD WINNERS (CONTINUED)

Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year: Michael A. Strange, Bassetts Ice Cream Company. Nominator: Dan Zhang, Vantage Point Financial Services.

Entrepreneurial Success: Mark Stevens, Bearings and Drives Unlimited, Inc.,. Nominator: Patricia J. Kratz, Univest National Bank and Trust.
*(Winner of Philadelphia District and Region 3 Award)*

Minority Small Business Champion of the Year: Miriam Soto, The Women’s Business Center at Community First Fund. Nominator: Joan Brodhead, Women’s Business Center at Community First Fund.

Small Business Journalist of the Year: Marynell Strunk, Twin Willow Publishing Company, d/b/a Pocono Business Record. Nominator: Robert Phillips, Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce.

Women in Business Champion of the Year: Sonia Smith, County of Bucks Community & Business Development Dept.. Nominator: Curtis Burwell, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year: David Kern, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Nominator: Edward J. Kowalczyk, Jr., Wilkes University Small Business Development Center.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Steven C. Voudouris, Christopher R. Francy, Andrew S. Voudouris, Xoxide, Inc. Nominator: John Musser, SeedCo.
*(Winner of Philadelphia District, Region 3 and National Awards)*

2010 SBA AWARD WINNERS (CONTINUED)

Community/Rural Lender of the Year: Community First Fund

Entrepreneurial Success: Charles F. Cohen, Richard S. Cohen, Benco Dental Supply Company. Nominator: John L. Augustine, III, Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry

Small Business Exporter of the Year: William R. Jones, Solar Atmospheres, Inc. Nominator: Patricia J. Kratz, Univest National Bank and Trust Co.
*Winner of Philadelphia District and Region 3 Award*

Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year: Lieberman's Management, LLC, dba Dynamic Student Services, Liebermans Books, LLC, dba PENNTEXT . Nominator: Lynn Ozer, Susquehanna Bank

Financial Services Champion of the Year: Jeffrey B. Pugh, Continental Bank. Nominator: Robert J. Bifolco, Continental Bank

Home-Based Business Champion of the Year: Priscilla Y. Huff,Little House Writing and Publishing Nominator: Geri Swift, Women’s Business Development Center
*Winner of Philadelphia District and Region 3 Award*

Minority Small Business Champion of the Year: Eduardo Eichenwald, Lehigh Economic Development Corporation . Nominator: John Kingsley, Lehigh Economic Development Corporation

Small Business Development Center of the Year: Kutztown Small Business Development Center. Nominator: Marcia McGavisk, National Penn

Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year: Nick Santoro, Joe Santoro,, Personal Property Managers, LLC, Veterans Owners Business Alliance. Nominator: Clyde Stoltzfus, University of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center
*Winner of Philadelphia District and Region 3 Award*

Women in Business Champion of the Year: Donna J. Simpson, University of Scranton Small Business Development Center. Nominator: Maria E. Montenegro, University of Scranton Small Business Development Center

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Sirena C. Moore, Elohim Cleaning Contractors. Nominator: Jessica Bercholc, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
*Winner of Philadelphia District and Region 3 Award*

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