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SBA Honors Nation's Top Small Businesses

Release Date: 
Monday, March 24, 2014
Release Number: 
Advisory Date: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Advisory Number: 
Terry Sutherland, (202) 205-6919

Winners to be formally recognized in Washington, D.C., May 15-16

Oregon Small Business Persons of the Year – Billy and Brook Taylor, Pacifica


“We are thrilled to have Billy and Brook of Pacifica representing small business in Oregon,” said District Director Camron Doss. “They are great ambassadors of our state and we wish them the best of luck in the national competition.”


“National Small Business Week provides us an opportunity to honor the small businesses across the country that continue to make a difference in the economy and our communities,” said Regional Administrator Calvin Goings.

WASHINGTON – From architecture to bakeries, to consulting firms and woodworking - these are just a few of the businesses that will be recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration this year in Washington, D.C., May 15-16. 


Small Business Person of the Year winners from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam will gather in Washington during National Small Business Week where one of them will be selected as the 2014 National Small Business Person of the Year. While in Washington the winners will have opportunities to meet with top SBA officials and national business leaders.


The winners were recently notified by SBA Assistant Administrator Fred Baldassaro who stated, “Your hard work, innovative ideas, and dedication to your community have helped you succeed. The SBA is pleased to recognize your achievements and your role in driving our nation’s economic growth.”


Each year since 1963, the president has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of National Small Business Week. SBA recognizes outstanding small business owners for their personal successes and contributions to our nation.