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U.S. Small Business Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho and SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta officially introduced Eastern Pennsylvania’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Pop! Promos, with firm President Sterling Wilson and Philip Innamorato, from the office of U.S. Senator Pat Toomey. Pictured, left to right: Collette deChalus-Lee, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration, Antonio (Tony) Leta, U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania

SBA Names Pop! Promos As Eastern Pa. 2016 Young Entrepreneur of Year

U.S. Small Business Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho and SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta officially introduced Eastern Pennsylvania’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Pop! Promos, with firm President Sterling Wilson and Philip Innamorato, from the office of U.S. Senator Pat Toomey. Pictured, left to right: Collette deChalus-Lee, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration, Antonio (Tony) Leta, U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director, Kelly Shermer, Director of Marketing, Pop! Promos, Sterling Wilson, President, Pop! Promos, Natalia Olson-Urtecho, U.S. SBA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator and Philip Innamorato, from the office of U.S. Senator Pat Toomey.

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA – Young professionals President Sterling Wilson and CEO Erin Reilly grew up as best friends and went to boarding school together. Since its inception in 2012, their company Pop! Promos, has already outgrown three Philadelphia offices. Along the way, Wilson and Reilly have hired many young professionals, expanded to 16 product lines, opened offices in China and India, and plan to expand even further.  In fact, the company will happily send their products to any company in need of custom promotional products in their specific colors. Pop! Promos also recently opened a new 8,000 sq. ft. office in the heart of Northern Liberties, Philadelphia.

Pop! Promos is a full service supplier of Pantone matched promotional products. The company has a highly customizable line of products and offer some of the best design options in the promotional products industry. A supplier of promotional products, Pop! Promos works with distributors to deliver custom products to companies around the world. In 2014 the firm received its current SBA-guaranteed line of credit through Citizens Bank.

“While other promotional product suppliers may only offer stock options, which forces companies with unique colors to pay higher fees for their products, Pop! Promos offers the same products in any Pantone color without those fees in the same amount of time,” said Pop! Promos President Sterling Wilson.

U.S. Small Business Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho and SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta officially introduced Eastern Pennsylvania’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Pop! Promos, with firm President Sterling Wilson on May 10.

“It’s great to be recognized by a federal agency like this, the SBA-backed line of credit from Citizen’s Bank helped Erin and I achieve our entrepreneurial goals,” Wilson said.

“Pop! Promos has seen steady growth in head count, sales, profitability and balance sheet strength,” Pop! Promos CEO Erin Reilly said. Reilly and Wilson believe the growth of the firm can be attributed to a growing customer base, continually expanding product line and fiscally sound spending restraints.

“It’s wonderful to have the privilege to recognize the achievements of leading Pennsylvania young entrepreneurs and their businesses, like Sterling’s Pop! Promos,” said Antonio (Tony) Leta, U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director. “Small businesses like these are where the rubber meets the road, helping drive our nation’s economy. I’m proud that SBA and our lending and resource partners, like Citizen’s Bank, have a role to play in helping them start and succeed.”

“I was so pleased to nominate Erin and Sterling and it’s great to see them win,” said nominator and Pop! Promos Director of Marketing, Kelly Shermer. “They both have the true spirit of entrepreneurship.”

“We’re honored that SBA would choose to award us and our firm as the SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year,” Reilly said.

SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner is selected annually from among nominees located across Pennsylvania’s eastern 40 counties. These events are local observances of the annual Presidentially-designated National Small Business Week. National Small Business Week recognizes the small business community’s contribution to the American economy.

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Company Name: 
Pop! Promos
Location: 
Philadelphia, PA