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SBA Awards

Congratulations to John W. Lavrakas, President, Advanced Research Corporation of Newport, Oregon for winning the Small Business Person of the Year for Oregon and to our very own Small Business Development Center for winning the S.B.D.C. Service Excellence and Innovation Center Award from the Small Business Administration!!! Great job!

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PORTLAND DISTRICT

SBA Number: 05 /11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE





SBA PORTLAND ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF

THE 2011 SBA SMALL BUSINESS WEEK AWARDS



Portland, Ore. – SBA Portland Acting District Director Robert S. DuCote announces nine categories of winners for special recognition during the annual Small Business Week Awards Gala. Additionally, National and Area lenders will be acknowledged for their superior support to small businesses in Oregon. The awards will be presented at the SBA Portland’s Small Business Week Awards Gala, May 12, 2011, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Portland, Oregon. For information on attending the Gala, contact Sylvia Gercke at 503-326-5122 or Sylvia.gercke@sba.gov.



Each of the winners and champions went through a detailed selection process and should be justifiably proud of this award from the SBA. “The small business winners and champions are an incredible group of people and I am honored to acknowledge and celebrate them. Also, the award-winning lenders provided critical support to hundreds of small business owners and entrepreneurs, doing their part to help stimulate economic growth and job creation. 2010 was a better year than 2009 and its winners such as the ones we will honor on May 12th that helped to make the recovery happen,” said SBA Acting District Director Robert S. DuCote. “It is a wonderful opportunity to be able to recognize such outstanding individuals in their pursuit of excellence. This event celebrates the best of the best,” said SBA Region X Administrator Calvin Goings.



Winners and Champions

Small Business Person of the Year for Oregon

John W. Lavrakas, President, Advanced Research Corporation, Newport, Oregon


Small Business Development Center Service Excellence and Innovation Center Award

Guy Faust, Director, Oregon Coast Community College SBDC, Lincoln City, Oregon

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