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SBA Honors Nation's Top Small Businesses

Winners to be formally recognized in Washington, D.C., May 15-16

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From architecture to bakeries, to consulting firms and woodworking - these are just a few of the businesses that will be recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration this year in Washington, D.C., May 15-16. 

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Small Business Person of the Year winners from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam will gather in Washington during National Small Business Week where one of them will be selected as the 2014 National Small Business Person of the Year. While in Washington the winners will have opportunities to meet with top SBA officials and national business leaders.

The winners were recently notified by SBA Assistant Administrator Fred Baldassaro who stated, "Your hard work, innovative ideas, and dedication to your community have helped you succeed. The SBA is pleased to recognize your achievements and your role in driving our nation's economic growth."

Each year since 1963, the president has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of National Small Business Week. SBA recognizes outstanding small business owners for their personal successes and contributions to our nation.

Contact: Terry Sutherland 202-205-6919
Release Number: 14-06| Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news 
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Small Business Person of the Year Winners

ALABAMA
Harvey Nix
CEO
Proventix Systems, Inc.

ALASKA  
Ginna Baldiviez
John Baldiviez
Owners
House of Bread, Anchorage

ARIZONA
Cynthia Miracle Reed   
President and CEO
MIRACORP

ARKANSAS
John Michael Gueringer                   
President
Paul Arthur Reesnes                        
Secretary
Custom Aircraft Cabinets, Inc.        

CALIFORNIA
Ricardo Robles                                
President
Pablo "Rene" Robles
Vice President/Operations
Jacqueline Robles
Secretary/General Manager
Anita's Mexican Food Corp.

COLORADO
Jan Erickson                                              
Owner
Janska  LLC

CONNECTICUT
Max Kothari                                              
CEO
Parag Mehta
COO
Express Countertops, Kitchen & Flooring LLC

DELAWARE    
Marian R. Young                             
President
Mark A. Lannan  
Principal                                 
Principal
BrightFields, Inc.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
LaKeshia Grant
CEO
Virtual Enterprise Architects

FLORIDA
Amir A. Varshovi                                      
President
Green Technologies LLC        

GEORGIA  
Jusak Yan Bernhard                        
President
Jeffrey Allen Manley
Vice President
TailsSpin

GUAM 
Thomas Shieh, MD                          
Owner
Dr. Shieh's Clinic                            

HAWAII
Dave Erdman
President & CEO
PacRim Marketing Group, Inc. &
PR TechLLC   

IDAHO    
Gary B. Multanen                                      
CEO                              
Susan A. Multanen                                    
Owner
Megan L. Multanen       
General Manager 
Jay M. Multanen
Manager
Best Bath Systems, Inc.

ILLINOIS          
Elizabeth Colon                               
President             
Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions LLC

INDIANA
Mike Suth                                        
CEO                                                 
Hoosier Spring Company, Inc.                                     

IOWA
Mary Connell                                   
President and CEO                 
Air Control, Inc.                                                  

KANSAS   
Alex Harb                                        
Owner                                              
Ribbit Computers LLC                    

KENTUCKY  
Tommy Ray Cornett                        
President                                          
Bleed Blue Tattoo & Piercing, Inc.

LOUISIANA    
Keith A. DuRousseau                      
President
Keiland Construction  LLC

MAINE
Alan Spear                                       
President
MaryAllen Lindeman
Treasurer
Coffee By Design

MARYLAND
Stephanie Novak Hau                      
President & CEO
Chesapeake Environmental
Management, Inc.

MASSACHUSETTS
Valerie Bono                                    
Owner/VP National Sales
Maria Malloy
Owner/VP Finances & HR
Eric Bresciani
President
Edwin Bresciani
Production Manager
Golden Cannoli

MICHIGAN
Michael O. Nevins                                     
CEO 
Full Spectrum Solutions, Inc.                              

MINNESOTA    
Scott H. Warzecha                                     
President                                          
Netgain Technology, Inc.                                              

MISSISSIPPI   
Bhupender "Bruce" Ramesh Patel   
President & CEO                    
Fusion Hospitality                                                        

MISSOURI
Nilson Goes, Ph.D.                          
President/CEO                                 
Infinite Energy Construction, Inc.             

MONTANA  
W. Randall Hafer                             
President             
Janna Sue Hafer
CFO
High Plains Architects

NEBRASKA  
Douglas Garwood                                     
President/CEO
Scott Garwood                                 
Vice President/COO               
Garwood Enterprises, Inc.               
Dba Cardinal Farms                                  

NEVADA
Jarrod Lopiccolo                              
Season Lopiccolo                             
Michael Thomas                              
Owners
Noble Studios

NEW HAMPSHIRE   
Chris Licata                                               
President
Blake's All Natural Foods

NEW JERSEY 
Kiran K. Gill                                    
President
PARS Environmental, Inc.

NEW MEXICO
Michelle (Shelly) Herbst                   
President & CEO
Marron and Associates, Inc.                               

NEW YORK
Michael Allen                                   
President                                          
Z-Axis, Inc.                                                         

NORTH CAROLINA  
Andrew Kratz                                  
Joel Graybeal
Managing Partners
Triangle Rock Club

NORTH DAKOTA   
Dean Atchison                                 
Owner and CEO                     
Spectrum Aeromed                          

OHIO
Michelle Therese Kerr                      
President                                          
Oxford Consulting Group

OKLAHOMA    
William Larry Mocha                       
CEO 
APSCO, Inc.                                              

OREGON   
William Charles Taylor                    
CEO                              
Brook Ann Harvey-Taylor
President
Pacifica

PENNSYLVANIA
Michael Cherock                              
President
AE Works

PUERTO RICO  
Eniel Torres-Ojeda                                    
President                                          
Productos La Finca, Inc.                            

RHODE ISLAND  
Lisa Mattiello                                   
Owner                 
Pranzi Catering & Events

SOUTH CAROLINA      
Nancy Porter Ogburn                       
President                                          
Tomato Palms LLC

SOUTH DAKOTA  
Ryan McFarland
President/CFO
Strider Sports International, Inc.

TENNESSEE   
Tracy Solomon                                
President and CEO                 
Tevet LLC

TEXAS
Gregory R. Hudson                          
CEO                                                 
Genesis Concepts & Consultants     

UTAH        
Sandeep Sharma
President and CEO
Global Consulting International, Inc.

VERMONT
William Cherry                                
President
Jeffrey Neiblum
Vice President
Switchback Brewing Company

VIRGINIA  
Kevin L. Knight                               
President & CEO
Knight Solutions

WASHINGTON
Fred Schule                                      
President                                          
Paul Clark                                        
Vice President
Cobalt Enterprises, Inc.                                      

WEST VIRGINIA   
Kenneth H. Allman II                       
President & CEO
Practice Link Ltd. &
MountainPlex Properties                                    

WISCONSIN
Thomas Jagemann
President
Ralph Hardt
CEO
Jagemann Stamping Company

WYOMING   
Jennifer C. Merrill                                     
President
Merrill, Inc.  

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