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The Nation’s Top State Small Business Winners Saluted at SBA’s 2010 National Small Business Week

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Small Business Person of the Year award winners from 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam will come to the nation's capital to mark the annual recognition of National Small Business Week and the announcement of the National Small Business Person of the Year, May 23-25, 2010.

Small business owners and entrepreneurs from across the country will be honored for their accomplishments as the nation's leading small businesses, and the National Small Business Person of the Year and runners-up will be selected from among the 53 state small business winners. The winners represent a diverse cross-section of American small businesses, and include an anemometry company, a professional caterer, a military glove maker, and an eco-friendly restaurant.

This year's Small Business Week events will take place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. Small business winners will be honored at five major award events that will highlight the achievements of businesses that have helped to drive the nation's economy. In addition to the State Small Business Persons of the Year, award winners will be recognized in the areas of disaster recovery, government contracting, small business champions, and SBA partner awards for financial assistance and entrepreneurial development. Small Business Week events can be viewed via live webcasting at http://www.NationalSmallBusinessWeek.com/.

Small Business Week events will also feature a series of executive business forums on Exporting, Innovation and Social Media, and a town hall forum on driving the American economy. Small businesses nationwide will also be able to view the forums and town hall via live webcast.

Business owners, business organizations, budding entrepreneurs, and the news media can register for Small Business week online. For additional registration information and for a detailed schedule, visit www.NationalSmallBusinessWeek.com.

Note: A list of state small business winners is attached, and is also available on the
National Small Business Week Web site at
http://www.nationalsmallbusinessweek.com/index.php?pID=9

Small Business Week 2010 sponsors and cosponsors include: SCORE, Sam's Club, Ford, Visa, ADP, Raytheon, Cbeyond, Intuit, Google, eBay, Northrop Grumman, AT&T, Lockheed Martin, D&B, Verio, Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC), NADCO, NAGGL, and NASE

The U.S. Small Business Administration's participation in this cosponsored activity does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any cosponsor's, donor's, grantee's, contractor's or participant's opinions, products, or services. All SBA programs and cosponsored programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance, by contacting sbw@sba.gov. Cosponsorship Authorization #SBW2010

SBA's 2010 Small Business Week State Winners

ALABAMA

Scott Green, President Kathy Green, CFO Dba Pucker Powder 1500 Georgia Road, Bldg. A Irondale, AL 35210 ALASKA

Kevin Maltz, Owner Donna Maltz, Owner Fresh Sourdough Express Bakery & Café P.O. Box 940 Homer, AK 99603 1316 Ocean Drive Homer, AK 99603 ARIZONA

Margie Traylor, CEO and Co-founder C. Bret Giles, Managing Member and Co-founder Sitewire Marketspace Solutions, LLC 740 South Mill Ave., Suite 210 Tempe, AZ 85281 ARKANSAS

Mizan Rahman, President ETC Engineers & Architects, Inc. 1510 South Broadway Little Rock, AR 72202 CALIFORNIA

Hal Hays, President & CEO Hal Hays Construction, Inc. 1835 Chicago Avenue, Suite C Riverside, CA 92507 COLORADO

Antonio Colon, Chief Executive Officer Combat Training Solutions, Inc. 3595 E. Fountain Blvd., Suite F1 Colorado Springs, CO 80910 CONNECTICUT

Dan Fisher, RN, BSN & President A&D Home Health Solutions, Inc. 85 Market Square Newington, CT 06111 DELAWARE

Francis J. Masley, CEO Donna L. Masley, President Masley Enterprises, Inc. 49A Germay Drive Wilmington, DE 19804 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Charles W. Scott, President & Chairman of the Board of Directors

Howard Warren, Executive Vice President Jim Emery, CFO/CEO Wendell A. Newton, Chief Operating Officer J. M. Waller Associates, Inc. 11325 Random Hills Road, Suite 210 Fairfax, VA 22030 FLORIDA

Waymon Armstrong, CEO Engineering and Computer Simulations, Inc. 11825 High Tech Avenue, Suite 250 Orlando, FL 32817 GEORGIA

Chanda Bell, Author & President Carol Aebersold, Author & Editor-in-Chief Christa Pitts, COO Creatively Classic Activities and Books 55 Chastain Rd. #100 Kennesaw, GA 30144 GUAM

Fong S. Wu, President & CEO Sunny Plastic (Guam) Inc. P.O. Box 8439 501-J Taitano Road Harmon, GU 96913 Tamuning, GU 96931 HAWAII

Steven M. Baldridge, President Baldridge & Assoc. Structural Engineering, Inc. 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 600 Honolulu, HI 96813 IDAHO

Erin Christine Yinger Executive Director & Co-Owner A New Hope Social Services, PLLC 202 E. Anton, Suite 206 Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815 ILLINOIS

Warner Cruz, President J.C. Restoration, Inc. 3200 Squibb Avenue Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 INDIANA

Richard L. Mousty, President & Owner Unified Group Services 3131 E. 67th Street Anderson, IN 46013 IOWA

Kenneth Robert (Rob) Hach II, President Tara Lynn Hach, Vice President Anemometry Specialists, Inc. 102 South Main St. Alta, IA 51002 KANSAS

Terry Arnett, President & Manager Sandra Arnett, Secretary & Accountant Trand, Inc. 40216 N. Highway 281 Pratt, KS 67124 KENTUCKY

Wade Lewis, Partner Silas Boyle, Partner MaximumASP 752 Barret Avenue, Suite 103 Louisville, KY 40204 LOUISIANA

Stephen LeMarie Rose LeMarie Owners and Veterinarians Southeast Veterinary Specialists 3409 Division Street Metairie, LA 70002 MAINE

Trapper Robert Clark, President Thomas M. Sturtevant, Corporate Vice President ALCOM, Inc. 6 Millennium Drive Winslow, ME 04901 MARYLAND

Lily Bengfort CEO & President Consulting and Engineering Next Generation Networks 9250 Bendix Road North Columbia, MD 21045 MASSACHUSETTS

Annie Selke, President & Founder Pine Cone Hill, Inc. 125 Pecks Road Pittsfield, MA 01201 MICHIGAN

Charles Reid, President Charter House Innovations 5000 East 8th Street, Suite 1000 Holland, MI 49423 MINNESOTA

Byron Bjorklund, Owner Custom Catering by Short Stop 3701 Third Street North St. Cloud, MN 56303-4029 MISSISSIPPI

Jonathan Maisano, President Maisano's Fine Wine and Spirits Maisano's By The Glass 1622 Bienville Blvd. Ocean Springs, MS 39564 MISSOURI

Jeffrey L. Messenger, President Wanda F. Messenger, Secretary Kessler-Heasley Artificial Limb Co. Dba Ozarks Prosthetics 3034 S. National Springfield, MO 65804 MONTANA

Kimberly Ormsby, CEO & President The Natural Baby Company 1203 North Rouse, Suite 3E Bozeman, MT 59715 NEBRASKA

James S. Bowen, Owner & CIO Nick Bock, Owner & CEO Five Nines Technology Group, LLC 1560 South 70th Street Lincoln, NE 68506 NEVADA

Christopher A. Vito, MHA President & Chief Executive Officer Nevada Adult Day Healthcare Centers 330 N. 13th Street Las Vegas, NV 89101 NEW HAMPSHIRE

Todd Adelman, CEO & Founder Trade Wings, Inc. 75 Rochester Avenue, Suite 4 Portsmouth, NH 03801 NEW JERSEY

Rafael Collado, CEO & Co-Founder Sascha Mornell, COO & Co-Founder 991 U.S. Highway 22 West, Suite 200 Bridgewater, NJ 08807 NEW MEXICO

Tamara Marquez Nugent, President Moving Solutions, Inc. P.O. Box 12726 Albuquerque, NM 87195 NEW YORK

Stella Penizotto, President Shining Stars Day Care, Inc. 5930 Bowman Road East Syracuse, NY 13057 NORTH CAROLINA

Beatrice R.D. Hair Founder, Owner & Executive Director Salisbury Tutoring Academy, Ltd. The One-on-One School 818 Corporate Circle Salisbury, NC 28147 NORTH DAKOTA

Beth Ehlis Strube, President FunShine Express, Inc. and Strube Rentals, LLP 926E East Industrial Drive Dickinson, ND 58601 OHIO

Edgar Smith Jr., Chairman & CEO World Pac Paper, LLC 1821 Summit Rd., Suite 317 Cincinnati, OH 45237 OKLAHOMA

Phil G. Busey Sr., Chairman & CEO Delaware Resource Group of OK, LLC 5721 NW 132nd Street Oklahoma City, OK 73142 OREGON

Steven Emery, President & CEO Earth 2 O 812 C Street Culver, OR 97734 PENNSYLVANIA

Kevin Michael Stecko, President 80sTees.com, Inc. 230 Westec Drive Mount Pleasant, PA 15666 PUERTO RICO

Juan E. Diaz, President Tile International Corporation PR State Road #3 Km 88.9 Humacao, PR 00792 RHODE ISLAND

Jack Goodison, CEO & CFO J. Goodison Company, Inc. 25 Curtis Street East Providence, RI 02914 SOUTH CAROLINA

Rebecca Ufkes, President UEC Electronics, LLC 5918 Howard Street Hanahan, SC 29410 SOUTH DAKOTA

Marvie Tschetter, Owner Kim Tschetter, Operator Lankota, Inc. 270 West Park Avenue Huron, SD 57350 TENNESSEE

John C. Sweet III, Owner & Operator Niedlov's Breadworks, Inc. 215 East Main Street Chattanooga, TN 37408 TEXAS

Mary Ellen Trevino, Founder & CEO P3S Corporation 13750 San Pedro, Suite 640 San Antonio, TX 78232 UTAH

Robert M. Frayser, General Manager Lisbon Valley Mining Co. 921 South County Road Lasal, UT 84530 VERMONT

Katherine Freeman Lesser, Owner & CEO Healthy Living Natural Foods Market 222 Dorset Street S. Burlington, VT 05403 VIRGINIA

John Fernandez, CEO Daystar Desserts LLC 10440 Leadbetter Rd. Ashland, VA 23005 WASHINGTON

Janelle R. Bruland, CBSE President & CEO Management Services Northwest, Inc. 2257 Northgate Spur Ferndale, WA 98248 WEST VIRGINIA

Craig W. Hartzell , President & CEO Azimuth Incorporated 3741 Morgantown Industrial Park Morgantown, WV 26501 WISCONSIN

Cheryl Sment, President Interstate Sealant and Concrete 108 Wilmont Drive Waukesha, WI 53189 WYOMING

Heidi Fabrizius, President Precision Analysis 29 Country Acres Rd. Riverton, WY 82501

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