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SBA’s Eastern Pa. 2013 Small Business Person of the Year Uses SBA Programs, Resource Partners to Help Achieve Success

G.S. Madison, LLC turns to SBA and its resource partner Kutztown Univ. Small Business Development Center’s Jump Start Incubator

David Mark Wise, II, president of G.S. Madison, LLC, of Wyomissing, Pa. and U.S. SBA District Director David Dickson

The U.S. Small Business Administration’ Eastern Pennsylvania Small Business Person of the Year, David Mark Wise, II, president of G.S. Madison, LLC, of Wyomissing, Pa. always wanted to grow up to be an entrepreneur like his father. With the use of SBA guaranteed loans and assistance from the Kutztown University Small Business Development Center, Wise is achieving his small business goals.

At just 33 years old, Wise was already a seasoned entrepreneur, having owned several successful businesses. In 2006, he created G.S. Madison, LLC and purchased his first 1-800-GOT JUNK? franchise through a combination of personal financing and a $100,000 SBA-... Read More

SBA Resource Partner Helps Hawley, PA Business Continue Success, Expansion

Regenski Family Branches Out, Opens Gresham’s Chop House Restaurant With Help From Univ. of Scranton Small Business Development Center

Keith Yurgosky, Manager of Internet Business, University of Scranton SBDC, Thomas Regenski Jr., Paul Regenski and Joseph Regenski, Co-Owners, Gresham’s Chop House David Dickson, U.S. SBA Philadelphia District Director.

Eastern Pennsylvania’s U.S. Small Business Administration 2013 Family Owned Small Business of the Year, Gresham’s Chop House in Hawley, Pa. was added to the family business, which was started generations ago by the late Tom Gresham who started the family’s Gresham Motel business at Lake Wallenpaupack. With guidance and assistance from SBA resource partner, the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center, Gresham’s Chop House restaurant is now part of the four – and approaching five – generations of the Regenski family business.

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SBA’s Eastern Penn. 2013 Minority Small Business Of The Year Small Business Week Award Winner Leverages SBA Programs For Success

 

Billy O. Cromedy, president of Advantage Contracting, Inc., with SBA District Director David Dickson, Jay Comyn, Advantage Contracting Senior Estimator, wife Jaclyn Cromedy, SBA Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho, and Tania Fleming, Vice President of Milestone Bank, recently successfully directed the company to become an 8(a) certified small business.
 

Advantage Contracting, Inc. of Philadelphia, Pa., the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Eastern Pennsylvania Minority Small Business of the Year exemplifies how SBA programs can help small business start, grow and succeed.
 

Billy O. Cromedy, president of Advantage Contracting, Inc., which employs 20 people, recently successfully directed the company to become an 8(a) certified small business. SBA’s nine-year 8(a) Business... Read More

Local Company With 75 Employees World-wide Exports To Canada, South Korea, Israel, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Netherlands and Mexico

During a Feb. 2, 2013 tour of Acton Technology, Inc., a rapidly expanding small business that is exporting to nations across the globe, U.S. Small Business Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho highlighted how local small businesses can benefit from SBA and Administration programs to grow, create jobs and export internationally.

Acton Technologies, Inc. leveraged SBA-backed exporting assistance from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA) International Trade Program that helped defray the cost of attending and exhibiting their products at European Trade Shows. NEPA is a regional multi-county economic development agency providing leadership, planning, expertise and services to regional and local governments, businesses, institutions and individuals through innovative and... Read More

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