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Pictured: Backyard Ale House owners Patrick G. Nasser, William K. Nasser, III, Eric D. Miller, Anthony V. Potis, 2016 Pennsylvania Small Business Person of the Year Award winners/

Pictured: Backyard Ale House owners Patrick G. Nasser, William K. Nasser, III, Eric D. Miller, Anthony V. Potis, 2016 Pennsylvania Small Business Person of the Year Award winners/

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA– Backyard Ale House opened in 2008, when the owners, Patrick G. Nasser and William K. Nasser, III, Eric D. Miller and Anthony V. Potis – seized the opportunity to form a partnership between the brothers and two of their lifelong friends. Since opening, the downtown Scranton “craft beer-oriented” bar establishment has won numerous awards for service, beverage selection and atmosphere.

U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta officially introduced eastern Pennsylvania’s Small Business Person of the Year, Backyard Ale House, on May 3 with the owners.

“It’s great to have the privilege to recognize the achievements of Pennsylvania small business leaders like Patrick, William, Eric and Anthony,” said... Read More

Pictured: U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta introduces Eastern Pennsylvania’s Minority-Owned Business of the Year, Exact Match Masonry Staining, LLC with Jennifer Gill, President and Managing Member and her husband Vice President Matthew.
SBA’s 2016 Eastern Pa. Minority-Owned Small Business of Year with help from Pa. Small Business Development Center Network

Pictured: U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta introduces Eastern Pennsylvania’s Minority-Owned Business of the Year, Exact Match Masonry Staining, LLC with Jennifer Gill, President and Managing Member and her husband Vice President Matthew.

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA– The daughter of a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran and his Asian wife, Jennifer Gill was born near Chicago and grew up in Central Pennsylvania. Jennifer's background and the history of her Asian grandparents, hardworking store owners who fled Communist China in 1949, give her a unique appreciation for free enterprise and hard work. Her firm, Exact Match Masonry Staining, LLC is a niche masonry and expert custom coatings application business. Jennifer, President and Managing Member and her husband Vice President Matthew, worked... Read More

Pictured: U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta officially introduces Pennsylvania’s Exporter of the Year, Colorfin, LLC, with owners Bernadette Ward and Ladd Forsline as well as nominator Martin Brill, Program Manager, International Trade, Kutztown Small Business Development Center.
Pennsylvania’s 2016 SBA Exporter of Year Finds Success In 35 Nations Around The World

Pictured: U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta officially introduces Pennsylvania’s Exporter of the Year, Colorfin, LLC, with owners Bernadette Ward and Ladd Forsline as well as nominator Martin Brill, Program Manager, International Trade, Kutztown Small Business Development Center.

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA– Ladd Forsline and Bernadette Ward formed Colorfin, LLC in 2005 and now export their innovative artistic products to the European Union, Far East, Pacific Rim, NAFTA trade partners and South America. Colorfin, LLC develops and manufacturers innovative materials (colors and applicators) for artists. Their products are developed in Kutztown in two unique ranges: PanPastel, the world's first dry artist's colors that work like paint and Sofft Tools, contemporary tools and applicators for art and craft. Artists worldwide... Read More

Pictured: U.S. Small Business Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho and U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta help FINANTA President Luis Mora-Rechnitz cut a cake celebrating FINANTA receiving SBA’s Jody C. Raskind Mission-Focused Lender Award.
SBA Locally Recognized Philadelphia’s FINANTA as SBA National Award Winner

Pictured: U.S. Small Business Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho and U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta help FINANTA President Luis Mora-Rechnitz cut a cake celebrating FINANTA receiving SBA’s Jody C. Raskind Mission-Focused Lender Award.

PHILADELPHIA – FINANTA is the second-ever recipient of SBA’s Jody C. Raskind Lender Award, a recognition presented to a mission-focused lender that has distinguished itself in helping small businesses start, grow and expand.

U.S. Small Business Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho and U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta locally recognized SBA national award winner, Philadelphia-based FINancing And Technical Assistance (FINANTA), with FINANTA President Luis Mora-Rechnitz on May 10, 2016. The award was jointly... Read More

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