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SBA Names Pawtucket’s Aten Energy Conservation the Rhode Island Microenterprise of the Year

Release Date: 
Friday, April 19, 2019
Release Number: 
Ryan Brissette, (401) 528-4630

SBA Names Pawtucket’s Aten Energy Conservation the
Rhode Island Microenterprise of the Year

Providence, RI –The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Matthew Banoub, owner of Aten Energy Conservation, the 2019 Rhode Island Microenterprise. Pawtucket’s Aten Energy provides residential weatherization and insulation contracting services throughout Rhode Island, focusing exclusively on improving the energy efficiency, safety, and comfort of its client’s homes. Working through local community action agencies and National Grid’s EnergyWise Program, Aten is able to coordinate generous financial incentives that ensure every client’s project is largely or wholly subsidized with an average return on investment of 1.3 years.

 “I would like to congratulate Matthew on being named the Rhode Island Microenterprise of the year,” said SBA District Director, Mark S. Hayward. “Identifying opportunity and market for energy conservation demonstrates strong business foresight and the ability to do this with a total of five employees is truly remarkable,” he added.

This award is open to any individual or individuals who founded, owns and operates a small business with 5 or few employees, has been in business for a minimum of three years, and has received SBA assistance.

The Rhode Island “Salute of Small Business” Awards luncheon will be held on May 10, and will honor all of the Rhode Island awardees and their exceptional small business accomplishments. For more information about the award winners or the “Salute to Small Business” Awards Luncheon, contact Ryan Brissette at , 401-528-4630.




About the U.S. Small Business Administration


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