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SBA Announces 2023 Florida Small Business Week Winners
SCORE Broward & FIU SBDC Named NATIONAL Winners
Miami, FLA. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) South Florida District Director Malcom Richards is proud to announce the 2023 Small Business Week winners for the district and state.
The South Florida District office is also the home to two national award winners: SCORE Chapter of the Year and Small Business Development Center of the Year.
“National Small Business Week is the time when SBA recognizes and congratulates those small businesses and champions that are having impact on our local, state, and national economies. We are delighted to work with two nationally recognized Resource Partners: Broward SCORE and SBDC at FIU. This year’s small business winners from South Florida have demonstrated the innovation, determination, and leadership that typifies the entrepreneurial spirit that is so vibrant in our District. All businesses make enormous and meaningful contributions to their communities by creating jobs and giving back of their time, talents, and treasures” stated District Director Richards.
2023 Small Business Development Center of the Year
South Florida District and State of Florida
Florida International University SBDC (Miami, Florida)
Brian Van Hook, Director
2023 SCORE Chapter of the Year
Broward SCORE (Broward County, Florida)
George Gremse, Chapter Chairman
2023 South Florida District and State of Florida Small Business Persons of the Year
Karina Doracio & Luis Contreras, AmePower (Miami, Florida)
2023 South Florida District Woman Business Owner of the Year
Rochelle Graham-Campbell, Black Oynx World (Fort Myers, Florida)
2023 South Florida District Minority Business Owner of the Year
Mark Clifton, Spathe Systems (Tampa, Florida)
2023 South Florida District Veteran Business Owner of the Year
David Hahn, Results Sales and Services (Clearwater, Florida)
2023 South Florida District and State of Florida Small Business Advocate of the Year
Orlando Espinosa, Emineo Media (Miami, Florida)
2023 South Florida District and State of Florida Rural Business Owners of the Year
Dustin Blank & Stacey Howell, B&H Farms (Immokalee, Florida)
2023 South Florida District Exporter of the Year
Christopher McKenney, Mango Publishing (Coral Gables, Florida)
2023 South Florida District Women’s Business Center of the Year
Jaime Brock, weVenture (Melbourne, Florida)
The 2023 Small Business Week Award Winners and lenders will be recognized at events around the district during the 31st annual Small Business Week Celebration from April 30 to May 6, 2023.
For more information about local winners or programs available through the Small Business Administration, please visit us at https://www.sba.gov/southflorida or call (305) 536-5521.
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. 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 www.sba.gov.