Administrator Linda McMahon, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced on March 16th, 2017, this year’s Small Business Person of the Year winners from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“It is my honor and distinct pleasure to announce the 54 winners from across the U.S. and its territories,” McMahon said. “These small business owners define entrepreneurial spirit and best represent the 28 million small businesses that are the backbone and economic engine for today’s economy. I look forward to welcoming the winners to Washington next month when they are officially honored for their achievements.”
The Guam winner is Guam SBDC client Derrick Muna Quinata, CEO/Dealer Principal of Monster Auto Corp. (dba Guam Autospot) in Hagatna, Guam. Guam Autospot was also selected by SBA as a finalist for the “National Small Business Person of the Year” award. Guam Autospot will join the other finalists on Monday, May 1st, for an awards luncheon where SBA Administrator Linda McMahaon will announce the America’s “Small Business Person of the Year” for 2017. (more…)