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SBA’s 2013 National Small Business Exporter Of Year for Eastern Penn., Mid-Atlantic Region and Nation

Zeigler Bros., Inc.: SBA Programs Lead To Innovation, Exports

U.S. Small Business Administration Philadelphia District Director David Dickson, Matthew P. Zeigler and Timothy M. Zeigler with Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho.

Recognized as SBA’s Eastern Pa., Mid-Atlantic Region and National 2013 Small Business Exporter of the Year, Zeigler Bros., Inc. knows the importance of exporting to its bottom line and the usefulness of SBA programs and
resource partners in reaching those markets.

Now in its third generation of family-owned leadership with Dr. Thomas R., Timothy M. and Matthew P. Zeigler, the company, founded in 1935, continues to develop new and innovative technologies for specialty feed, focusing on aquaculture, pet, zoo and laboratory animal feed for bio-medical research.

“Zeigler Bros., Inc. has worked with the SBA and Kutztown SBDC for more than 16 years for assistance in areas as diverse as trade barrier issues to export... Read More

SBA Loan Helps York, Penn.’s Goddard School Open

SBA-Backed Woman-Owned Small Business Expected To Create 20-25 Jobs With Help From SBA-Guaranteed Loan

Natalia Olson-Urtecho, SBA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator and Leena Patel, Owner, York Goddard School at the grand opening event with John Banks, Lead Business Development Specialist, SBA Philadelphia District Office, Joe Schumacher, CEO of the Goddard Systems, Inc., Dzana Homan, COO of the Goddard Systems, Inc. and Thomas Blackburne, VP of SBA lending at TD Bank

U.S. Small Business Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho celebrated Women's History Month by attending the groundbreaking ceremony for a Goddard School in York, Pennsylvania expected to create 20-25 jobs Thursday, March 14, 2013.  

"At SBA, celebrating Women's History Month includes reflecting on the important role women business owners play in our economy and why support for women-owned small business ownership is so important here in... Read More

Owner becomes advocate for local Community First Fund Women’s Business Center

When Cinthia Kettering moved to the United States from Ecuador with her husband Paul at 22 years old, she immediately went straight into entrepreneurship. Originally educated in law in Ecuador, Kettering created the company that has become the Bagnall Shaw Company, the insurance brokerage company where she serves as the President of Operations and Principal.  

Kettering first began her relationship with SBA more than five years ago through SBA’s resource partner, when she met Miriam Soto Director of Training and Business Lender and Counselor at the Community First Fund Women’s Business Center  

“As a successful and community minded business owner in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Cinthia is known in the local community as a person who will assist others in all areas, whether it is to translate and explain a letter received in the mail, finding a business that can provide the right service,... Read More

SBA's Minority Small Business Person of the Year for Eastern Penn. leverages SBA 8(a) program to grow

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Philadelphia District 2012 Minority Small Business Person of the Year, Markant Corporation Chief Executive Officer Ivelisse Alemany at U.S. Small Business Administration's Small Business Week Celebration from District Director David Dickson.
 

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Philadelphia District 2012 Minority Small Business Person of the Year, Markant Corporation Chief Executive Officer Ivelisse Alemany, has leveraged SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program to help her 8(a), woman owned, small disadvantaged business successfully overcome challenges and promote its products.

"SBA knows that business ownership is one path for women to find greater economic independence. According to the National Women's Business Council, women-owned firms grew 44% from 1997 to 2007, twice as fast as male-owned firms. There are 7.8 million women-owned businesses in the US and 88% of these are small businesses," said SBA Regional... Read More

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