Press Release for Thursday, May 12, 2011

2011 Small Business Week Awards Presented at UNF

Joanna Norris, Associate Director 

Department of Public Relations 

(904) 620-2102 





The 19th Annual Small Business Week Celebration will be held at the University of North Florida’s University Center on Wednesday, May 25, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. This year’s event will feature marketing and advertising expert Kelly McDonald. 


McDonald has more than 20 years of advertising agency experience on both the general market and Latino sides of the business. Her company, McDonald Marketing, works with clients such as Nissan, Toyota, Subaru, Kimberly-Clark, Bank One, Alltel and Budweiser. Her book, “How to Market to People Not Like You,” was released in March. 


McDonald has been featured on CNBC,, Sirius/XM Radio and in BusinessWeek. McDonald Marketing has twice been named one of the top advertising agencies in the U.S. by Advertising Age magazine. 


Following the keynote presentation, the U.S. Small Business Administration will present its coveted Small Business Week awards, spotlighting the outstanding contributions of North Florida business leaders and champions at the district level. The U.S. SBA will also recognize North Florida’s top SBA Lenders with awards for significant participation in the 7(a) and 504 Loan programs for fiscal year 2010. 


  • Financial Services Champion of the Year: Jessica Lynn Evans, Regions Bank 
  • Minority Small Business Champion of the Year: Arthur J. Lee, Lee Wesley Restaurants, LLC 
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year: David M. Capps, Caribbean Breeze 
  • Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year Award: Scott Shannon Hulihan, Hulihan Territory, Inc. 
  • Women in Business Champion of the Year: Kathryn R. Murphy, RN, MSN, CMC, KRM Resources LLC d.b.a Comfort Keepers 
  • Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year: David Moorefield, DAK Resources 


The registration fee for this event is $35 per person. Corporate tables of eight are available for the luncheon for $350. To register for the 19th Annual Small Business Week Celebration, call (904) 620-2476 or go to for available seating.  


This event is presented by the Small Business Development Center at UNF, with support from the Jacksonville Business Journal, FirstAtlantic Bank, High Street Capital and Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Company.