April 5, 2015. Gloria Freeman (2011 StreetWise 'MBA'™ alum) was recently named Minnesota Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S Small Business Administration. "It’s what she’s doing here and for children in the neighborhood of North Minneapolis that makes her a Minnesotan to Meet," reports CBS Minnesota.
March 24, 2016. Today, CATMEDIA’s founder and CEO, Catherine Downey (2014 StreetWise 'MBA'™ alum), was named the 2016 Georgia Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Downey will be heading to D.C. to be formally recognized and potentially named the National Small Business Person of the Year.
March 23, 2016. Dish T'Pass co-owners Sarah Hooper (2015 StreetWise 'MBA' alum™) and Amanda Varnell received the 2016 Chattanooga Small Business of the Year award. The catering company and cooking school was launched in 2012, fueled by a passion for all things food.
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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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[...]