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17th Annual Enterprise Business Awards Luncheon Announcement

Wednesday, May 05, 2010   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Barbara Daniels, CSMC
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PHOENIX, AZ (Wednesday, May 5, 2010) — The Arizona Small Business Association (asba) is preparing for its 17th Annual Enterprise Business Awards Luncheon – Celebrating the Best in Business, on Thursday, May 20th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in the Arizona Ballroom. Brahm Resnik, award-winning business journalist and weekend news anchor for 12 News, will emcee the event. This upbeat and celebratory event showcases the many successes of Arizona small businesses, paying tribute to National Small Business Week by presenting the prestigious U.S. Small Business Administration Awards for the state of Arizona. Among those honored for their amazing accomplishments are one national and two regional U.S. SBA champions. This commemorative event will feature a special musical performance by award winning artist, Lee Greenwood. Lee is most recognized for his patriotic and inspiring hit, "God Bless the U.S.A.”

"This is a memorable event where we recognize the remarkable accomplishments of a diverse group of flourishing, resilient and innovative Arizona businesses”, states asba CEO Donna Davis.

The Enterprise Business Awards Luncheon features the esteemed U. S. Small Business Administration Awards; of which, asba members proudly secured eight of eleven 2010 Arizona SBA awards* and claimed one national and two U.S. SBA regional awards. Join us as we celebrate these prestigious winners:

  • Small Business Person of the Year (team): Margie Traylor, CEO & Co-founder and Bret Giles, Managing Member & Co-founder of Sitewire Marketplace Solutions, LLC*
  • Women in Business Champion of the Year (State, Region IX and National Winner): Carolyn Brown, CEO of The Accountant’s Office, LLC*
  • Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year: Terry Grossman, Disabled Veteran Employment Representative of Arizona Workforce Connections
  • Minority Small Business Champion of the Year: Lisha Garcia, Diversity Coordinator of Maricopa Community College Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)*
  • Financial Services Champion of the Year (State and Region IX Winner): Lori Stelling, SBA Lending Consultant *
  • Home-Based Business Champion of the Year: Ginny McMinn, President of McMinn HR*
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year: Daniel Schweiker, Co-CEO of China Mist Brands, Inc.
  • SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Sean Coleman, CEO of OrangeSlyce LLC*
  • Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year: Mark Levkowitz, Family Member of Chicago Music Store
  • Small Business Development Center Service Excellence and Innovation Award: Mark Engle, AZSBDC Network Center Director and Director of Northland Pioneer College SBDC*
  • SCORE Chapter of the Year: Maryanne Weiss, Chair of Greater Phoenix SCORE*

Luncheon tickets are $49 for an asba member seat and $59 for a non-member seat or $550 for an asba member table of 10 and $650 for a non-member table of 10. To register, visit or call 602-306-4000. Registration deadline is May 16.

About asba – For nearly 40 years, asba has been creating opportunities for businesses to make money, save money and achieve amAZing results. With a membership of almost 5,000 businesses representing over 300,000 employees, asba is the second largest trade association in the state and the only statewide association dedicated to serving small businesses. For more information, please call 602.306.4000 or visit Join asba. Be amAZed®.

About the U.S. SBA (Arizona District Office) - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The Arizona District Office plays a significant role in the economic development of Arizona with a substantial impact to the state’s economy. For more information, please call 602-745-7200 or visit


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