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2016 Phoenix Award for Outstanding Small Business Disaster Recovery
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May 4, 2016

Sm-Bus-Wk-NY-SBDC-winner.Congratulations to New York SBDC clients Stephen and Maryann Piazza, Owners of Majestic Vending and Services, on winning the 2016 Phoenix Award for Outstanding Small Business Disaster Recovery.

Majestic Vending and Services, Inc. is co-owned by Maryann and Stephen Piazza.  From its humble beginnings as a simple gumball machine at a construction site, the company has grown into a company that serves the NYC area with vending, office coffee, bottled water delivery and safety gear.  One of its subsidiaries brings fresh, high quality ingredients together to use unique raw and organic sweeteners and/or herb savory flavors to glaze or roast nuts for onsite events or shipped direct to the home.  The popcorn is always served hot and fresh on site.

Majestic offers a portable bulk product kiosk that can accommodate patrons of all ages and palates, including gluten and sugar free treats.  Since the company’s inception in 1994, the Piazzas have been long-term clients of the SBDC at the College of Staten Island.  They received an SBA loan to purchase their warehouse.  Maryann also received counseling from the SBDC to obtain her WMBE status with the State, City, and NY/NJ Port Authority.  In addition, the SBDC encouraged her to successfully complete the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program.  Maryann continues to grow and expand Majestic, especially as a New York State/New York City Certified Women’s Business Enterprise.  (more…)