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30th Annual Small Business Week Celebration presented by Florida SBDC at UNF

Business professionals in a one on one meeting using a laptop.The Florida SBDC at UNF will honor North Florida’s small business leaders, champions and top lenders at the 30th Annual Small Business Week Celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, at UNF’s Adam W. Herbert University Center.

The event will feature a keynote presentation from Regina Phelps, founder of Emergency Management & Safety Solutions, on “From Surviving to Thriving: A Time to Reimagine Your Small Business.”

Awards honoring local entrepreneurs and those who support and advocate for small businesses will be presented, including:

  • 2022 North Florida District and State of Florida Small Businessperson of the Year: Dennis Chan, Blue Bamboo Canton and Bistro
  • 2022 North Florida and State of Florida Small Business Exporter of the Year: Viv Helwig, Vested Metals International LLC

Single tickets for the event cost $40, register for an individual seat; or register a table of eight for $375. Learn more at or by calling (904) 620-2441.

National Small Business Week annually recognizes the great contributions of small businesses to the economy and society. This year’s Small Business Week Celebration is presented by the Florida SBDC at UNF, 121 Financial Credit Union, Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and United Community Bank.