Saratoga County Businesses Win SBA Small Business Excellence Awards

Release Date: 
Friday, May 17, 2019
Release Number: 
19-34
Contact: 
Rachael Stanton 315-471-9393 x244

The Smile Lodge photo

ALBANY, N.Y. – Two local small business were recognized during National Small Business Week at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 21st Annual Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon in Albany on Tuesday, May 7th. Small businesses are selected for the Excellence Awards based on their company’s longevity, innovation, sales growth, increased employment, ability to overcome adversity or community contributions.

Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company presented a 2019 Small Business Excellence Award to The Smile Lodge, owned by Dr. James McDonnell and Dr. Eric McMahon at 713 Pierce Road in Clifton Park.

“It is an honor for Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company to assist with the expansion of The Smile Lodge. Undoubtedly, the practice’s success has not only been built on hard work but on social responsibility as well. Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company is proud to support the mission of The Smile Lodge and looks forward to watching the practice continue to flourish,” said nominator Billie Taft, Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company vice president.

TD Bank presented a 2019 Small Business Excellence Award to Greenfield Manufacturing Inc., owned by Duane Palmateer at 25 Freedom Way in Saratoga Springs.

“The 21st Annual Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon gives us the opportunity to celebrate our business community leaders for their small business successes,” said Bernard J. Paprocki, SBA Syracuse district director. “Small business owners develop deep community connections, provide the critical backbone of our economy, employ local residents, and contribute to the vibrancy and innovation of our nation.”

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2019 National Small Business Week (NSBW) was held May 5-11 and is an annual event dedicated to recognizing the nation’s top small businesses, entrepreneurs, small business advocates and champions from across the country. Every day, small businesses create 21st century jobs, support our neighborhoods and cities, and increase America’s global competitiveness.

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About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start and grow their businesses. It delivers services to people through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.

 

The Smile Lodge photo caption from left to right: James Conroy, NYBDC; Casey Gunning, The Smile Lodge; Billie Taft, Saratoga National Bank and Trust; and Bernard J. Paprocki, SBA.

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