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Small Business Week

America’s SBDC is excited to announce that the Ohio SBDC at The Hamilton Mill in Hamilton, Ohio and three SBDC clients from around the country will be acknowledged and awarded during this year’s National Small Business Week. National Small Business Week honors America’s 28 million small businesses and their entrepreneurial, innovative and resilient spirit that serves as the backbone of the American economy.

In making the announcement, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon said: “More than half of all Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of three net new jobs in the U.S. each year. I couldn’t be prouder of all the awardees this year – they are working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness. It is an honor during National Small Business Week to honor and celebrate their hard work and success.”

“It’s a pleasure to recognize the achievements of small business and the diversity and strength they bring to our economy. It’s too bad we can’t make every week Small Business week. It’s a particular pleasure to recognize all the SBDC clients who are being recognized for their success. America’s SBDCs are proud to be a part of their story and help them make their dreams a reality. But don’t forget that SBDCs are there for every small business, every week!” said Charles “Tee” Rowe, America’s SBDC President & CEO.


2017 Small Business Development Center Excellence & Innovation Award Winner
Ohio SBDC at The Hamilton Mill
Hamilton, Ohio
Mr. David Riggs, Director

2017 Exporter of the Year
Safety Sleeper
Rose Morris, Owner
(a client of the Pennsylvania SBDC)

Small Business Person of the Year – National Finalists
Hometown Trolley
Kristina Pence-Dunow, Owner & CEO
(a client of the Wisconsin SBDC)

Monster Auto Corporation dba as Guam AutoSpot
Derrick Muna Quinata, President/CEO
(a client of the Guam SBDC)

For more information about SBDC state, regional and district National Small Business Week Winners, visit our website at

Stay tuned to our blogs this week as we feature the national winners and finalists. Learn more about what they do and how their local SBDCs helped them reach NATIONAL success!

Find your local SBDC today!


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