Success Stories

Pictured: U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta officially introduces Pennsylvania’s Exporter of the Year, Colorfin, LLC, with owners Bernadette Ward and Ladd Forsline as well as nominator Martin Brill, Program Manager, International Trade, Kutztown Small Business Development Center.
Pennsylvania’s 2016 SBA Exporter of Year Finds Success In 35 Nations Around The World

Pictured: U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta officially introduces Pennsylvania’s Exporter of the Year, Colorfin, LLC, with owners Bernadette Ward and Ladd Forsline as well as nominator Martin Brill, Program Manager, International Trade, Kutztown Small Business Development Center.

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA– Ladd Forsline and Bernadette Ward formed Colorfin, LLC in 2005 and now export their innovative artistic products to the European Union, Far East, Pacific Rim, NAFTA trade partners and South America. Colorfin, LLC develops and manufacturers innovative materials (colors and applicators) for artists. Their products are developed in Kutztown in two unique ranges: PanPastel, the world's first dry artist's colors that work like paint and Sofft Tools, contemporary tools and applicators for art and craft. Artists worldwide... Read More

Pictured: U.S. Small Business Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho and U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta help FINANTA President Luis Mora-Rechnitz cut a cake celebrating FINANTA receiving SBA’s Jody C. Raskind Mission-Focused Lender Award.
SBA Locally Recognized Philadelphia’s FINANTA as SBA National Award Winner

Pictured: U.S. Small Business Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho and U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta help FINANTA President Luis Mora-Rechnitz cut a cake celebrating FINANTA receiving SBA’s Jody C. Raskind Mission-Focused Lender Award.

PHILADELPHIA – FINANTA is the second-ever recipient of SBA’s Jody C. Raskind Lender Award, a recognition presented to a mission-focused lender that has distinguished itself in helping small businesses start, grow and expand.

U.S. Small Business Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho and U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta locally recognized SBA national award winner, Philadelphia-based FINancing And Technical Assistance (FINANTA), with FINANTA President Luis Mora-Rechnitz on May 10, 2016. The award was jointly... Read More

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

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