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Two FAVOB Members recognized as National Small Business Week Award winners

04/15/2022 11:31 AM | Stuart Smith (Administrator)

PRESS OFFICE - Small Business Administration 

Release Date: April 14, 2022                                                        Contact:

Release Number:  SFL22-01                                        Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram

SBA Announces 2022 South Florida District Office Small Business Week Winners

Miami, FLA. - U.S. Small Business Administration South Florida District Director J. Malcolm Richards is proud to announce the 2022 National Small Business Week winners for South Florida. National Small Business Week Awards celebrate the sacrifices and achievements of small business owners and their significant contributions to our economy and our communities. America’s entrepreneurs are doing their part to power our nation’s historic economic comeback. The 30th Annual National Small Business Week will be celebrated May 1-7, 2022.

“Many small businesses were able to successfully pivot and with tenacity and resilience have not only survived the pandemic but have thrived.  These awards honor those in our community who have excelled in business ownership, demonstrating these virtues that are among the hallmarks of successful entrepreneurship. We congratulate our winners and thank the small business advocates who have helped them succeed,” said District Director Richards.

*SBA Florida local awards are judged at the district and state levels. State-wide winners have won an additional recognition.

2022 South Florida District and State of Florida Veteran Business Owner of the Year

Mr. Mack Sasser, Owner, 11 Series Energy (Melbourne, FL)

 South Florida District Small Business Advocate of the Year

Mr. Stuart “Stu” Smith (Cocoa Beach, Florida), CEO Florida Association of Veteran Owned Businesses 

These winners will be recognized at public events during National Small Business Week May 1-7, 2022.

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