April 6, 2016. Interise StreetWise 'MBA'™ instructor Orlando Espinosa has been selected as the winner of the 2016 U.S. Small Business Administration's South Florida and State of Florida Small Business Advocate of the Year. The award acknowledges Espinosa's "personal efforts and achievements in advocating and advancing business ownership for Florida entrepreneurs," said Francisco "Pancho" Marrero, SBA District Director. In congratulating Espinosa, Marrero added, "Your personal commitment to help small business owners and entrepreneurs obtain the knowledge, skills, and insights they need for success is commendable."

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2016 Classy Award

"One of the most innovative nonprofits and social enterprises of 2016!"

It's official. INTERISE is a 2016 Classy Awards Finalist, part of a prestigious group of nonprofits and social enterprises selected for their "excellence in social innovation and ability to solve a social problem." This year, Classy had 1300 programs across all cause categories submit nominations, and the competition was at an all-time high.

They say we may be classy. #WhoKnew?

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SBA Selects Small Business Week Award Winners


The SBA Syracuse District Office has selected Theresa Slater, president of Empire Interpreting Service in Syracuse, N.Y., as the winner of the 2015 Small Business Person of the Year Award. Nominated by the WISE Women’s Business Center, Slater was chosen for the award based on her company’s longevity and increase in sales and employees. Theresa graduated from the SBA Emerging Leaders program in 2011[...]

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