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Joni Anderson and Fletcher Burton

Today, Joni Anderson is a successful entrepreneur, the CEO of Anderson Burton Construction Inc., a family operated general contractor based in California.  Joni and her son Fletcher Burton oversee more than 100 employees working on construction projects in New York, California, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, and Hawaii and Alaska.

But success didn’t happen overnight for Joni, and the process of getting there is part of what makes her a success story. 37 years ago, Joni, 21 at the time, was pregnant with her son Fletcher when her husband Tim had a significant construction accident.  Tim was a carpenter, and while framing on a jobsite he fall from 8ft landing on the back of his head. Sustaining severe brain damage, he was in a coma and hospitalized for close to a year.  The accident left Joni with a newborn son, and a husband who needed round the clock care.  In order to keep them close to her, Joni decided to renovate an old home, and then resell it.  She set up a nursery in the... Read More

Data Path, Inc. of Modesto Selected for Central California 2014 Small Business Person of the Year Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Fresno District Office announced David Darmstandler and James Bates, owners of Data Path, Inc. of Modesto have been selected as the 2014 Central California Small Business Person of the Year. 

The Small Business Person of the Year award recognizes a business owner who exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit and honors his or her individual contributions to the community. Data Path was selected after a stringent competition held amongst businesses located throughout the 15 Central California counties.  The Modesto Alliance Small Business Development Center nominated Data Path for the award. 

Annually, SBA honors Central California entrepreneurs for their contributions to the economy.  Small businesses have proven, year after year, to be the greatest sources of innovation, jobs and growth for California’s economy.  Nominations are judged on seven basic criteria:... Read More

 National Small Business Week June 17-21, 2013

 

San Luis Obispo, CA - The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Fresno District Office announced Ty and Trudie Safreno, owners of Trust Automation Inc. of San Luis Obispo, have been selected as the 2013 Central California Small Business Person of the Year. 

An award reception and presentation for Trust Automation will be held on June 17th at 3:00 pm at the business headquarters location, 143 Suburban Road, Building 100, San Luis Obispo. For information regarding the award presentation, please contact Melende Ward at (559) 487-5791 X 2709.

Annually, SBA honors Central California entrepreneurs for their contributions to the economy.  Small businesses have proven, year after year, to be the greatest sources of innovation, jobs and growth for California’s economy.  Nominations are judged on seven basic criteria: staying power, growth in number of employees,... Read More

Mid Valley Foods, Inc. the 2012 Central California Small Business Person of the Year knows the importance of streamlining business procedures and processes.  The company (formerly E&E Meats) was started in 1979 by Earl Casey and wholesales various processed and packaged meat products to grocery stores, restaurants and deli’s.
 

In 2000, Les and Cheri Casey purchased the business from Les’s father.  They incorporated, modernized and began to expand sales and distribution at a Riverbank facility.  By 2005, it became apparent to the Casey’s that the business had grown to the limits of the old and antiquated facility and additional operational space would be needed for the company to be successful.  Also important was their need to develop new innovative techniques and streamline and simplify existing processes to improve their overall operational efficiency.

 

Over several months the Casey's met with the Alliance Small Business Development Center in... Read More

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