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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.

2022 South Florida District Small Business Person of the Year
Mr. Roger Pridgeon, Owner, Corporate Air (Vero Beach, Florida)

2022 South Florida District Exporter of the Year
Mr. Carmine Colarusso, Owner, Ultrachem LLC. (Doral, Florida)

2022 South Florida and State of Florida Women Business Owner of the Year
Ms. Wanda Barton, Xtremely Clean (Tampa, Florida)

2022 South Florida District and State of Florida Veteran Business Owner of the Year
Mr. Mack Sasser, Owner, 11 Series Energy (Melbourne, Florida)

2022 South Florida District Minority Business Owner of the Year
Ms. Chantel Robertson, Owner, Upful Blends (Margate, Florida)

South Florida District Small Business Advocate of the Year
Mr. Stuart “Stu” Smith (Cocoa Beach, Florida)

2022 State of Florida Women’s Business Center of the Year
Centre for Women – Tampa (Tampa, Florida)

2022 State of Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of the Year
Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, Florida)

These winners will be recognized at public events during National Small Business Week May 1-7, 2022.
Please visit the North Florida District Office website for a complete list of winners for the North Florida territory.

For more information about local winners or programs available through the U.S. Small Business Administration, please visit the agency Website at or call (305) 536-5521.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit

All SBA programs and services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance
Small Business Administration (SBA) · 409 3rd St, SW · Washington DC 20416 · 1-800-827-5722

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