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Pictured: Martin Brill, Kutztown University Small Business Development Center International Trade Program Manager, SBA’s Eastern Pa. Small Business Champion of the Year.
SBA Recognized Brill As Eastern Pa. 2016 Small Business Champion of the Year

Pictured: Martin Brill, Kutztown University Small Business Development Center International Trade Program Manager, SBA’s Eastern Pa. Small Business Champion of the Year.

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA – U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta named Martin Brill, Kutztown University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) International Trade Program Manager as SBA’s Eastern Pa. Small Business Champion of the Year. Brill received the award, presented annually to individuals or organizations for outstanding efforts to assist small businesses, at the annual “SBA Day at the Ballpark” awards event June 8.

“The work Martin does for, and in support of, small businesses is truly outstanding. I’m very proud to honor Martin with this exceptional distinction for the work he has done over the years. Time and again, I’ve met with award-winning... Read More

Pictured: Bucknell University SBDC Director Steven Stumbris; Carol Kilko, Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; Antonio (Tony) Leta, U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director and Pennsylvania SBDC State Director Christian Conroy.
Bucknell SBDC Is SBA’s 2016 Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award Winner For Pennsylvania

Pictured: Bucknell University SBDC Director Steven Stumbris; Carol Kilko, Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; Antonio (Tony) Leta, U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director and Pennsylvania SBDC State Director Christian Conroy.

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA– Bucknell University Small Business Development Center has a long history of helping Pennsylvania small businesses succeed. One of the oldest centers in the nation, starting as a member of the Pennsylvania SBDC network launched in 1979, its roots date back to a 1978 program launched by mechanical engineering professor and founding director Charles Coder, who gave his students real-world experience while helping area companies to start, innovate, and grow. The center’s connection with Bucknell’s College of Engineering has long been a foundation for... Read More

Pictured: Owner and CEO John McGeehan and his son, President Gavin McGeehan, of Gaver Industries, Inc. are interviewed by a local television reporter at the after SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta officially introduced their firm as Eastern Pennsylvania’s Veteran-Owned Business of the Year.
SBA Names Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business As 2016 Eastern Pa. Veteran-Owned Small Business of Year

Pictured: Owner and CEO John McGeehan and his son, President Gavin McGeehan, of Gaver Industries, Inc. are interviewed by a local television reporter at the after SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta officially introduced their firm as Eastern Pennsylvania’s Veteran-Owned Business of the Year.

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA– Gaver Industries, Inc. is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVOSB) asphalt paving contractor serving the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. Previously known as Barker & Barker Corp., since McGeehan purchased it in 2009 the firm has sustained significant growth with an average of 20% a year for the last five years.

McGeehan has been a client of the Lehigh University Small Business Development Center since 2007, receiving assistance for purchasing the nominated business, obtaining government... Read More

Pictured: Natalia Olson-Urtecho, U.S. SBA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator; Vivian R. Isaak, President, Magnum Group, Inc.; Antonio (Tony) Leta, U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director; Geri Swift, President, Women’s Business Development Center.
SBA Names Magnum Group 2016 Eastern Pa. Woman-Owned Small Business of Year

Pictured: Natalia Olson-Urtecho, U.S. SBA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator; Vivian R. Isaak, President, Magnum Group, Inc.; Antonio (Tony) Leta, U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director; Geri Swift, President, Women’s Business Development Center.

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA – Today, Vivian Isaak’s Magnum Group, Inc. is a full-service multilingual communications company whose mission is to help companies expand internationally through accurate, timely and comprehensive language services. The firm will be celebrating its 25th year in business this year, clearly proof of its staying power. From its Philadelphia headquarters, Magnum taps into a global network of over 2,500 translators, language specialists and subject matter experts – all highly vetted and credentialed – to produce translations and multimedia content. The road to business success in Philadelphia was not an easy one, however.

Growing up... Read More

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