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U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Deputy Director Michael Kane with Bella Azie, Inc. President Dr. Win Somboonsong and his wife Sutilda with nominator Sherwood Robbins, Managing Director, Seedcopa.

U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Deputy Director Michael Kane with Bella Azie, Inc. President Dr. Win Somboonsong and his wife Sutilda with nominator Sherwood Robbins, Managing Director, Seedcopa.

 

Leaving the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant (O-3), Win Somboonsong entered private business as a structural engineer specializing in design/renovation of large suspension bridges, including the renovation of Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Bridge. He left engineering and entered the restaurant business in order to better support his family. Working closely with his spouse, Sutilda Somboonsong, he opened Teikoku restaurant in Newtown Square, Pa. with the aid of an SBA 504 loan issued through Seedcopa as the Certified Development Company in 2003. His concept was to provide a sushi-centric Asian fusion restaurant to the suburban community.

The Asian fusion concept was new to the suburbs at the time of Teikoku's opening. Somboonsong continues to... Read More

U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Deputy Director Michael Kane officially introduces Eastern Pennsylvania’s Minority-Owned Business of the Year, Hopson's Consultant Services, Inc. with President Damon Hopson joined by his wife, nominator Shanea’ Hopson, Personnel Manager, Hopson's Consultant Services, Inc. and Marsha Levell, Business Support Services and Alumni Manager for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.

U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Deputy Director Michael Kane officially introduces Eastern Pennsylvania’s Minority-Owned Business of the Year, Hopson's Consultant Services, Inc. with President Damon Hopson joined by his wife, nominator Shanea’ Hopson, Personnel Manager, Hopson's Consultant Services, Inc. and Marsha Levell, Business Support Services and Alumni Manager for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.

 

After being involved in the industry for a number of years, Damon Hopson’s vision was to start his own cleaning business. The company produces and provides the following products and services: general office cleaning, carpet cleaning, complete floor care as well as a number of their specialty services. Hopson's Consultant Services, Inc. (HCS Inc.) is a professional contract cleaning service company founded in 1999 providing janitorial services and building maintenance.

“It’s wonderful to have the privilege to recognize the... Read More

 U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta and SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania Small Business Champion of the Year Geri Swift, President Emerita of the Women’s Business Development Center.

U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta and SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania Small Business Champion of the Year Geri Swift, President Emerita of the Women’s Business Development Center.

 

 

 

Women’s Business Development Center’s Geri Swift Recognized for Outstanding Contribution and Assistance to Small Businesses

U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta named Geri Swift, President Emerita of the Women’s Business Development Center, as SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania Small Business Champion of the Year at the annual “SBA Awards” event May 24.  

“The work Geri does for, and in support of, small businesses is truly outstanding. I’m very proud to honor her with this exceptional distinction for what she has accomplished. Time and again, I’ve met with award-winning business owners who sing her praises for the powerful impact Geri has had... Read More

U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta officially introduced SBA’s Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation award winner, Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The SBDC at Shippensburg University provides no-cost confidential consulting and low cost training to small business owners and potential entrepreneurs in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and York counties as a member of the Pennsylvania Small Busines

U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta officially introduced SBA’s Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation award winner, Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The SBDC at Shippensburg University provides no-cost confidential consulting and low cost training to small business owners and potential entrepreneurs in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and York counties as a member of the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers network. Attending the event to celebrate the SBDC were: Bruce Krell, Office of U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta; Antonio (Tony) Leta, Director, U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania District; Dr. Barbara Lyman, Shippensburg University Interim President; Michael Unruh, Director, Shippensburg University SBDC; Christian Conroy, State Director, Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers; Michael McManus, Director of the Small Business Assistance Network (SBAN),... Read More

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