Press Release for Wednesday, April 13, 2016
2016 Small Business Week Awards Presented at UNF
Contact: Andrea Mestdagh, Specialist
of Public Relations
annual Small Business Week
Celebration luncheon will take place 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5,
at the University of North Florida’s Adam W. Herbert University Center,
Building 43, Grand Banquet Hall, Room 1044. The event is presented by the Small
Business Development Center at UNF with support from SunTrust Bank.
This year’s event features a keynote address
from David Brown, chairman, CEO and president of Web.com, that will include
insight on what it takes to be successful in an ever-changing industry as well
as the challenges and opportunities that come with business growth. Web.com
offers tools and services for small businesses to maximize their presence and
Following the keynote, the U.S. Small Business
Administration will present the annual Small Business Week awards, which
spotlight 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 2015, including:
Exporter of the Year
Bello Sr., David Bello Jr. and John Hartnett, Endoscopy Replacement Parts,
Financial Services Advocate of the Year
Kristen Tackett, Florida First Capital Finance Corporation
Veteran Owned Business of the Year
Peter Wilking, A1A Solar Contracting, Inc.
The registration fee for this event is $35 per
person. Corporate tables that seat eight are available for $350. To register,
call (904) 620-2476 or visit https://www.sbdc.unf.edu/sbw2016/.
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