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Meet SBA’s Va. small biz person of year

Jeri Prophet joined the Navy on a whim. She had been attending Arizona State University, saw a recruiter sign, and headed for the office. “Some people buy new shoes. I joined the Navy,” she recalled. She served 10 years in the Navy, first as a data systems analyst...
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Inflation key issue impacting small business: Former SBA Administrator

Former Small Business Administration head Linda McMahon argued on Thursday that small businesses are "'impacted most by inflation," which sits near 40-year highs. Speaking with "Mornings with Maria" on Thursday she detailed how small business owners "are really being hurt" by the price hikes, noting that "inflation makes their cost of goods higher."

Woman-owned Latham Industries earns SBA award for Arizona

Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), announced the 2022 Small Business Persons of the Year winners from each of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Tracey Latham, founder and CEO of Latham Industries in Phoenix was named the SBA Arizona Small Business Person of the Year. Latham will be formally recognized on May 5 during the National Small Business Week (NSBW) Virtual Summit’s Awards Ceremony. This year’s NSBW theme, “Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship,” highlights the resilience, ingenuity, and creativity of these award winners who, like millions of small businesses, have navigated challenges from the pandemic and contributed to our nation’s economic comeback.

Peoples Bank Promotes Lowe To AVP In SBA Operations

MAGEE – Dennis Ammann, President and Chief Executive Officer at Peoples Bank, today announced that Linda Lowe has been promoted to Assistant Vice President in the bank’s SBA Operations Department. In her new role, Ms. Lowe will work remotely and at the bank’s SBA Office in Magee. She...
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Martincic Receives SBA Small Business Person of the Year Award

TIONESTA, Pa. – National Small Business Week 2022 highlighted the tenacity and resilience of small business owners in the US who despite the trials and tribulations brought by the COVID-19 pandemic have continued to support our economy, and deliver the services and products that Americans depend on every day. One of the many small business owners who was recognized for his dedication to strengthening the Pennsylvania economy during this year’s National Small Business Week was Forest County’s own John Martincic.

SBA working capital disaster loan application deadline approaching

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) encourages businesses in Pennsylvania to apply for working capital loans before the June 10 deadline. The disaster loan program is available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida from Aug. 31 through Sept. 5, 2021.

Kent Chamber Luncheon on June 2 will feature specialist from SBA

The Kent Chamber of Commerce’s next membership luncheon on Thursday, June 2, 2022 will host speaker Janie Sacco, Outreach and Marketing Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Sacco will give an update on SBA’s current program focuses, funding programs, qualification criteria, advisor/mentor partners & microlender partners.

SBA assistance, other resources available to those affected by New Mexico wildfires

Due to the ongoing wildfires and other natural disasters over the past two months, state and federal authorities have established several programs to aid New Mexico businesses, homeowners and those who find themselves suddenly unemployed. U.S. Small Business Administration recovery center. The U.S. Small Business Administration has opened a business...