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SBA Celebrates Veteran-Owned Small Business Success

SBA Celebrates Veteran-Owned Small Business Success

U.S. Small Business Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho celebrated the success of veteran-owned small businesses in observance of Veterans Day at Yurchak Printing, Inc. Wed., Nov. 6, 2013. Olson-Urtecho highlighted how local veteran-owned small businesses may be able to benefit from SBA programs to start businesses and create jobs like Yurchak Printing, Inc., a veteran-owned business which obtained a $1.2 million 504 loan in 2011, through SBA lending partners EDC Finance Corporation and Metro Bank, to refinance its building and equipment as well as to acquire another firm.

"It’s great to be able to recognize veteran-owned businesses. At SBA we understand how much our nation’s veterans have given during their service and we are honored to serve them," Olson-Urtecho said. “Small businesses are absolutely vital to our region’s economy as well as our nation’s economy. Veteran-owned small businesses like Yurchak Printing, Inc. are exactly what SBA’s mission to help small businesses start, grow and succeed is all about."

“We worked through our local economic development corporation, the EDC Finance Corporation, an SBA Certified Development Company. We found the experience to be very workable and efficient. They were knowledgeable about the process making it easy to work with them to get the SBA-backed loan in place,” said company CEO John Yurchak, Jr.

Yurchak Printing, Inc., the small batch printing firm which printed the Bibles used by President Barack Obama as gifts for his inauguration, was founded by Yurchak, Jr. in 1998 to fulfill a need brought about by the digital age. Today the company is a leader in digital short-run book manufacturing, specializing in solutions for the production of directories, periodical and journals, reference books, fine edition and illustrated books, bibles, children’s books, bound galley’s and university press books. In 2011, Yurchak Printing began servicing the clients of Odyssey Press, Inc. and the combined company is a leader in the book, journal and article reprint marketplace, continuing to create innovative solutions to offer high quality, short-run digital book manufacturing services to the publishing industry, manufacturing and service companies, professional associations, government agencies, colleges and universities.

"For small businesses looking to start or grow, an SBA loan may be able to help. The SBA 504 loan program reduces the risk, which means SBA lending partners are more likely to help small businesses obtain a loan," said David Dickson, District Director for SBA's Philadelphia District Office.

“We’ve assisted Yurchak Printing several times over the years, as John Yurchak has worked to transition the company to meet the needs of the ever-changing printing industry. We are proud to have helped him with his most recent SBA 504 loan and that the SBA has chosen to recognize him for his contributions to the country and to economic development in Pennsylvania,” said Lyle D. Hosler, Vice President of EDC Finance Corporation.

SBA's district offices serve every state and territory in the United States and SBA works with its local resource partners – SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, and Women's Business Centers – to provide technical business counseling to entrepreneurs at every stage of small business development. Visit www.sba.gov for more information.