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U.S. Small Business Administration Director Antonio (Tony) Leta visits Urban Harvest Partnership, LLC dba UHP Wireless Networks firm principals John Cureton and Jonathan Ford.

Technology services firm Urban Harvest Partnership, Inc. is a formidable contender in the ever-advancing technology services industry, courtesy of its traditional computer networking expertise, focus on next-generation technologies and wireless networking, as well as its strong connections to its West Philadelphia neighborhood. With decades of combined industry experience between the firm's two principals, John Cureton and Jonathan Ford, the Urban Harvest team delivers clients innovative technology solutions supported by a detailed project analysis setting it apart from the competition.

“As trained technology professionals with abundant practical experience, our team members take control of their own career paths, advance our company’s professional mission, and fuel the local economy,” Ford said. “Many of the firm’s successes over the years are closely linked to taking part in SBA programs and services, including the 8(a) and Emerging Leaders programs.”

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U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta and Ginny Heron-Doerr, President, G2J, LLC dba Proshred Security, with bales of shredded material.

Ginny Heron-Doerr started Proshred in the Philadelphia market in 2006, and has expanded her business considerably. Due to growing demand and new opportunities, Proshred purchased a 13,000 sq. ft. building in Paoli, Pa. This brought new capabilities in offsite/plant-based shredding, document baling and electronic destruction, and allowed Proshred to offer a single chain of custody to every client. Proshred's staff continues to grow and is continually faced with new challenges as technology plays a greater role in the business. The company's fleet of mobile destruction equipment expanded from one truck in 2006 to nine trucks today, enabling it to service and ensure security and compliance for even the largest corporate and government clients.

G2J, LLC dba Proshred Security is a locally owned and operated woman-owned small business with a national reach. The firm provides information destruction and privacy compliance solutions – using a comprehensive program for shredding and... Read More

SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta and Robert Elsas, Regional Manager, SBA Office of International Trade with Greenerways, LLC President Alan Neiburg.

Founded in 2010, Greenerways LLC, is a U.S. based company that develops, produces (via consignment manufacturing), and wholesales various household cleaning and insect repellent products designed to provide peace of mind for safe use around the home with young children, adults and pets. Sharon Neiburg, a retired literacy coach for the Neshaminy School District and now a facilitator for the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Literacy Network, is now the owner of the company. Her husband, Alan, spent 33 years selling medical/surgical supplies. Daughter Jayme, the inspiration for the firm, serves as CEO.

“Greenerways, LLC owner and president, Sharon and Alan Neiburg, are an excellent example of an amazing track record of growth, innovation, and success on the global market. Sharon and Alan are very involved in every step of the manufaGcturing process. Greenerways has really shown innovation by thinking on a global scale,” said Dan Yocum, SBA Administrator, Univest Bank and Trust... Read More

Lou Davenport, SCORE Lancaster; (Tony) Leta, Director, U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania District; Terry Weaver, President, USA Gypsum; Ernie Post, Director, Kutztown University Small Business Development Center stand in front of one of the giant piles of soon-to-be recycled drywall.

USA Gypsum is a national leader in cost-effective gypsum drywall waste recycling, creating quality gypsum products for agricultural and industry use through drywall recycling. USA Gypsum recycles drywall scraps for beneficial use as gypsum bedding, poultry litter amendments, gypsum lawn fertilizer, and other agricultural gypsum products to industrial businesses, landscapers, and farmers. Using reclaimed gypsum-based products is a natural way to improve soil, water, and air quality and keeps material out of landfills. Each month the firm donates to the Christ's Home orphanage and a different USA Gypsum employee chooses a World Vision Micro Finance entrepreneurial candidate to fund. To date, the firm has funded 171 entrepreneurs around the world with over $40,000 in startup funds. All but 10 loans have been repaid and the repaid capital is "recycled" into new loans. Weaver says this is the best recycling they do.

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