Awards and Special Recognitions

70 Years of Helping Small Businesses in the Mountain State

Last month, The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), celebrated seven decades of helping small businesses start, grow and succeed by honoring local small businesses with their Legacy Business recognition. Diana Lewis-Jackson, President and CEO, of Action Facilities Management received the recognition, at an invite only ceremony among family,...

SBA District Director Looks back on SBA 2023 National Small Business Week as nominations open for National Small Business Week 2024

The time has come again for the U.S. Small Business Administration to collect nominations for the 2024 National Small Business Week Awards. The NSBW Awards recognize the outstanding achievements, triumphs, contributions, and resilience of SBA-assisted small businesses that help to drive the American economy. As you may remember, last year SBA’s West...

SBDC Business Coach Donna Schramm Receives 2023 WV SBDC State Star Award

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) recently announced that SBDC Business Coach Donna Schramm has been named West Virginia’s 2023 State Star. “Donna Schramm’s selection as the 2023 State Star recognizes her exemplary performance and commitment to the small businesses of West Virginia,” Steve Johnson, state director for...

West Virginia’s Jill Scarbro Announces 2023 National Small Business Week with President Biden at the White House

Jill Scarbro, CEO of Bright Futures Learning Services in Putnam County, W.Va. and 2022 U.S. Small Businessperson of the Year joined President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to speak on behalf of small businesses across the nation, kicking off National Small Business Week at the White House in...

U.S. Small Business Administration Announces National 2023 Exporter of the Year

WV District Director Announces Local 2023 Small Business Exporter of the Year

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Sciencix, headquartered in North Carolina, as the federal agency’s 2023 National Small Business Exporter of the Year. The SBA will recognize the company during National...

Administrator Guzman Announces 2023 State Small Business Persons of the Year

Karen Friel Announces West Virginia District Awards

WASHINGTON – Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and voice in President Biden’s Cabinet for America’s 33 million small businesses, announced today the 2023 Small Business Persons of the Year from each of the 50 states,...