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Winners to be formally recognized in Washington, D.C. on May 5-6

Administrator Linda McMahon, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced the 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year winners from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Each of the winners have been invited to attend ceremonies in Washington, D.C. on May 5-6 where they will be honored with their individual award. During the ceremonies, SBA will announce the 2019 National Small Business Person of the Year from the 53 winners from across the U.S. and territories.

“I am delighted to recognize the 53 winners from across the country as they gather in our nation’s capital,” McMahon said. “Entrepreneurs are the innovators who take risks on ideas, invest in their communities, and create jobs.  Their skills and creativity not only support their own families, but they also make our neighborhoods and cities vibrant places to live and work, fueling our overall economic strength. These small business owners best represent the nation’s 30 million small businesses and I look forward to welcoming the winners to Washington, D.C. in May when they are officially honored for their accomplishments.”

National Small Business Week will be observed May 5-11 with events around the country. SBA Administrator Linda McMahon will be making stops in Washington, D.C., Florida, Texas, and Utah.

2019 Small Business Persons of the Year Winners

 

ALABAMA
Alana Parker
President
Rocket City Drywall & Supply
Huntsville, AL

ALASKA 
John Tatham
President
Janet Tatham
Vice President
Shelley Bramstedt
Secretary/Treasurer
PIP Printing of AK
Anchorage, AK

ARIZONA
Jennifer Herbert
Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Herbert
Chief Strategic Officer
Superstition Meadery LLC
Prescott, AZ

ARKANSAS
April Broderick
Majority Owner/President
A&A Fire and Safety Company
Sherwood, AR

CALIFORNIA
Jeffrey Perry
President
All Industrial Tool Supply
Huntington Beach, CA

COLORADO
Rick Schmidt
President and CEO
Tipping Point Solutions
Centennial, CO

CONNECTICUT
Joyce Reynolds
President
Jerardo Reynolds
Vice President
Reynolds Welding and Fabrication
Windsor, CT

DELAWARE
Donald Chupp
President and CEO
Fireside Partners
Dover, DE

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Paul Abbott
Owner
Laura Abbott
Co-Owner
Life of Riley
Washington, DC

FLORIDA
Jeff Turbeville
Owner/CEO
Sunshine Peanut Company
Jacksonville, FL

GEORGIA
Rebecca Lamont
President & Founder
Jeff Lamont
Director of Operations
Pathways Behavioral Consulting
Marietta, GA

GUAM
Richard Chan
President
Mika Gibson
Vice President
Archway
Tamuning, Guam

HAWAII
Rolf Klein
CEO
Alvin Bongolan
COO
Hawaii Energy Systems
Aiea, HI

IDAHO
Nate Bondelid
President
Tek-Hut
Boise, ID

ILLINOIS
Cornelius Damon Griggs
President/CEO
GMA Construction Group
Chicago, IL

INDIANA
Casey Wright
CEO
NinjaZone & Wright Gymnastics
Greenwood, IN

IOWA
Brad Barber
CEO, Co-Founder
Angie Barber
COO, Co-Founder
Cabin Coffee Franchising
Clear Lake, Iowa

KANSAS
Kurt Schmidt
President/Owner
Picasso’s Pizzeria
Wichita, KS

KENTUCKY  
Paul Isenberg
Owner/Founder
Smart Start Child Care
Bowling Green, KY

LOUISIANA
LTC Danny Blanks, USAR-Ret
Member/CEO
Barlow Cook
Member/CCO
James Washington III
Member/CFO
Pontchartrain Partners
New Orleans, LA

MAINE
Janie Wang
Owner/Member
Modernist Pantry
Eliot, ME

MARYLAND
Zhensen Huang
CEO
Precise Software Solutions
Rockville, MD

MASSACHUSETTS 
Swati Elavia
President
Monsoon Kitchens
Shrewsbury, MA

MICHIGAN
Kathleen Eberle
President/CEO
NPO Transportation
Southfield, MI

MINNESOTA
Christine Lantinen
President
Maud Borup
Plymouth, MN

MISSISSIPPI
Jennifer Sutton, D.S., D.V.M.
President
Jeffrey Sutton, B.S., D.V.M.
Secretary/Treasurer
Gulf Coast Veterinary Services
Biloxi, MS

MISSOURI
Carol Espinosa
Principal
Freedom Interiors
Kansas City, MO

MONTANA
Devon Davidson
President/Owner
MARS of Billings
Billings, MT

NEBRASKA
Leon Weiland, President/Owner
Jean Weiland, Partner/Secretary/Treasurer
Weiland Doors
Norfolk, NE

NEVADA
Elena Ledoux
CEO
Nargiza Mukhutdinova
General Manager
Superb Maids
Las Vegas, NV

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Hale Cole-Tucker
President and Co-Founder
Erica Cole-Tucker
Vice President, Operations and Co-Founder
Tucker Restaurant Group
New London, NH

NEW JERSEY
Carl Fisher
CEO
Karen Froberg-Fejko
President
Bio-Serv and Radon Supplies
Flemington, NJ

NEW MEXICO
Emile Gonzales
President
G2i, LLC
Albuquerque, NM

NEW YORK
Christopher Bren
William Freedman
Todd Stewart
Members
Picture Farm II, LLC
Brooklyn, NY

NORTH CAROLINA
Steven Ceccarelli
CEO/President
Farm Fresh Produce
Faison, NC

NORTH DAKOTA
Troy Derheim
President
Derheim Inc.
Harwood, ND

OHIO
Kristen Bailey
Co-Founder & CEO
Sweets and Meats
Cincinnati, OH

OKLAHOMA
Michael Van Eaton
President
Cacy Van Eaton
Vice President
Susan Van Eaton
Secretary-Treasurer
Van Eaton Ready Mix
Shawnee, OK

OREGON
Marshall Doyle
President
Cal-Cert Company
Clackamas, OR

PENNSYLVANIA
Ethan Wendle
Co-Founder and CEO
Matthew Chverchko
Co-Founder and COO
DiamondBack Automotive Accessories
Phillipsburg, PA

PUERTO RICO
Marie Rosado Collado
President
Angel Rosado
Vice President
3A Press Corp.
Lajas, Puerto Rico

RHODE ISLAN
Justin Oakley
Owner/Occupational Therapist
Michael Vieira
Owner, MA & RI Licensed Contractor
Oakley Home Access
Narragansett, RI

SOUTH CAROLINA
Adam Huneau
Owner, Founder and CEO
Alodia’s Cucina Italiana
Lexington, SC

SOUTH DAKOTA
Derek  DeGeest
President
DeGeest Steel Works
Tea, SD

TENNESSEE     
Larry Schmittou
President
L&S Family Entertainment
Hendersonville, TN

TEXAS
Christi Bond
Co-Founder/President
Ragan Bon
Co-Founder/Vice President
Independence Coffee
Brenham, TX

UTAH
Vivien Bohme
Owner and CEO
Fernanda Bohme
Owner and Designer
Bohme
Sandy, Utah

VERMONT
Steven Gagner
Owner/Founder
14th Star Brewing Company
St. Albans, VT

VIRGINIA
Roberto Ortiz
President/CEO
AVMAC, LLC
Chesapeake, VA

WASHINGTON
Ross Black
Founder/CEO
Simple Box Storage
Lynden, WA

WEST VIRGINIA
Michael Mills
Managing Principa
Mills Group
|Morgantown, WV

WISCONSIN  
Stacy Tuschl
President
The Academy of Performing Arts-Oak Creek and Franklin
Oak Creek, Wisconsin

WYOMING
Ryan Gregory
President
Wyoming Roofing
Sheridan, WY

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