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Professional Services Firm Leaders are SBA's Minority Small Business Persons of the Year for Eastern Pennsylvania

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Monday, November 26, 2012
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Jennifer Pilcher | (610)-382-3084 | jennifer.pilcher@sba.gov

Nov. 28th event introduces Markant Corp. leaders as title holders


PHILADELPHIA, PA –SBA Philadelphia District Director Dave Dickson will officially introduce Markant Corporation’s CEO Ivelisse Alemany and CFO Carl W. Hintz, as SBA’s Philadelphia District 2012 Minority Small Business Persons of the Year at the Murata Business Center on Nov. 28 at 11 a.m. The event will be open to the media.


WHO:       Dave Dickson, U.S. SBA Philadelphia District Director


WHAT:    Markant Corporation CEO, Ivelisse Alemany and CFO Carl W. Hintz,

                  announced as 2012 Philadelphia District Minority Small Business Persons of

                  the Year


WHEN:    Nov. 28, 2012 at 11 a.m.


WHERE: Murata Business Center, 453 Lincoln Street, Carlisle, PA 17013


Markant Corporation is an 8(a), woman owned, small disadvantaged business focusing on niche professional service disciplines. Markant’s technical expertise includes the fields of internet security, computer systems integration, program management, database application development and worldwide web based application service programs.


Markant also provides professional consulting services focusing on logistical and professional business support disciplines. These areas include: financial and accounting services, audits, budgeting, risk assessment and mitigation services, management and strategy consulting, studies, analyses, scenario planning, coaching services, regulatory development and review, policy development, value management, reporting and documentation, and monitoring and measurement.


SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania Minority Small Business Person(s) of the Year award winner is selected annually from among nominees located across Pennsylvania’s eastern 40 counties.


Philadelphia’s NBC10 anchor and consumer reporter Tracy Davidson will present the award to Markant’s CEO Ivelisse Alemany and CFO Carl Hintz at the next annual “SBA Day at the Ballpark” event to be held in Philadelphia in Spring 2013. This Spring event is a local observance of the annual National Small Business Week, which recognizes the small business community’s contribution to the American economy and culminates in the announcement of the National Small Business Person of the Year.

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To request an interview or photos, contact Jennifer Pilcher, SBA’s Public Information Officer in the Philadelphia District Office, at 610-382-3084 or jennifer.pilcher@sba.gov.


This press release does not constitute or imply an endorsement by SBA of any opinions, products or services of any private individual or entity.


The SBA is an independent federal agency, created in 1953, to assist small businesses to start, grow, and prosper. The SBA provides financial assistance by: (1) making loans to help families and businesses recover from national disasters and (2) providing loan guarantees to commercial financial institutions for working capital (7(a) loans), buildings/land/equipment (504 loans through the Certified Development Corporations), and for exports. Through our resource partners, the SBA also offers a variety of business development programs and services such as training, government contracting and export assistance. SBA resource partners include Small Businesses Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Businesses). For information on all of SBA’s programs and services, visit the SBA’s web site at www.sba.gov or call (610)382-3062.

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