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SBA Regional Administrator Celebrates Veteran’s Day with Veteran-Owned Small Business

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Advisory Date: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Advisory Number: 
Robert Goza, 610-382-3084

Landisville, Penn. veteran-owned small business leveraged $1.2 million SBA loan to refinance and expand

LANDISVILLE, PA­­– U.S. Small Business Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho will celebrate the success of veteran-owned small businesses in observance of Veteran’s Day at Yurchak Printing, Inc. on Wed., Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. Olson-Urtecho will highlight how local veteran-owned small businesses may be able to benefit from SBA programs to start businesses and create jobs like Yurchak Printing, Inc., a veteran-owned business which obtained a $1.2 million 504 loan in 2011, through SBA lending partners EDC Finance Corporation and Metro Bank, to refinance its building and equipment as well as to acquire another firm. 

WHO: Natalia Olson-Urtecho, SBA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator

          David Dickson, SBA Philadelphia Office District Director

          John Yurchak, Jr., CEO, Yurchak Printing, Inc.

          John W. Yurchak, President, Yurchak Printing, Inc.

          Jason Yurchak, Director of Sales, Yurchak Printing, Inc.

WHAT:  Tour of Yurchak Printing, Inc. and media availability

WHERE:  Yurchak Printing, Inc., 920 Links Ave., Landisville, PA 17538 | 717-399-0209

WHEN:  Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 3:00 p.m.

NOTE:  For interview with Natalia Olson-Urtecho, contact christopher.hatch@sba.gov | 484-213-5135


"It’s great to be able to recognize veteran-owned businesses. At SBA we understand how much our nation’s veterans have given during their service and we are honored to serve them," Olson-Urtecho said. “Small businesses are absolutely vital to our region’s economy as well as our nation’s economy. Veteran-owned small businesses like Yurchak Printing, Inc. are exactly what SBA’s mission to help small businesses start, grow and succeed is all about."

“We worked through our local economic development corporation, the EDC Finance Corporation, an SBA Certified Development Company. We found the experience to be very workable and efficient. They were knowledgeable about the process making it easy to work with them to get the SBA-backed loan in place,” Yurchak said.

Yurchak Printing, Inc., the small batch printing firm which printed the Bibles used by President Barack Obama as gifts for his inauguration, was founded by CEO John Yurchak, Jr. in 1998 to fulfill a need brought about by the digital age. Today the company is a leader in digital short-run book manufacturing, specializing in solutions for the production of directories, periodical and journals, reference books, fine edition and illustrated books, bibles, children’s books, bound galley’s and university press books. In 2011, Yurchak Printing began servicing the clients of Odyssey Press, Inc. and the combined company is a leader in the book, journal and article reprint marketplace, continuing to create innovative solutions to offer high quality, short-run digital book manufacturing services to the publishing industry, manufacturing and service companies, professional associations, government agencies, colleges and universities.

"For small businesses looking to start or grow, an SBA loan may be able to help. The SBA 504 loan program reduces the risk, which means SBA lending partners are more likely to help small businesses obtain a loan," said David Dickson, District Director for SBA's Philadelphia District Office.

“We’ve assisted Yurchak Printing several times over the years, as John Yurchak has worked to transition the company to meet the needs of the ever-changing printing industry. We are proud to have helped him with his most recent SBA 504 loan and that the SBA has chosen to recognize him for his contributions to the country and to economic development in Pennsylvania,” said Lyle D. Hosler, Vice President of EDC Finance Corporation.

SBA's district offices serve every state and territory in the United States and SBA works with its local resource partners – SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, and Women's Business Centers – to provide technical business counseling to entrepreneurs at every stage of small business development. Visit http://www.sba.gov/for more information.


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