SBA acknowledges small businesses that better America


The U.S. Small Business Administration, or SBA, recently announced its 2022 National Small Business Week award winners in the categories of Small Business Exporter of the Year, Small Business Investment Company of the Year and top federal contractors/subcontractors of the year.


“These entrepreneurs have made significant impacts on their industries and our nation, advancing innovative solutions to global challenges, securing capital to help their firms thrive or finding creative solutions to strengthen America’s supply chains,” said Isabella Casillas Guzman, administrator, SBA. “Their grit, ingenuity and spirit of service are a powerful example of what the American people can achieve when we invest in entrepreneurs and small-business owners from all walks of life and come together to build a better America through entrepreneurship.”


The 2022 winners are:


Exporting Award: The SBA recognizes the importance of small exporters to the economy, as they remain committed to maintaining sustainable growth through innovation and global expansion — especially as e-commerce has emerged as a rare bright spot during the pandemic.


Small Business Exporter of the Year

Glacier Hops Ranch Inc.

Tom Britz, founder and CEO

Whitefish, Montana


Investment Awards: The SBA recognizes these companies for their mission dedication, successful investment history and unwavering support of small businesses nationwide — particularly in underserved markets.


Small Business Investment Company or, SBIC, of the Year Award - Established Manager

Grayhawk Venture Partners LLC

Brian N. Burns, Sherman Chu and Brian S. Smith - managing partners

Phoenix, Arizona


Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) of the Year Award - Emerging Manager

Valesco Commerce Street Capital LP

Heather Hubbard and Bud Moore - managing partners

Dallas, Texas 


Government Contracting Awards: The SBA honors small businesses for their work in federal contracting with several categories. 


Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year 

Haight Bey & Associates LLC 

Aliahu “Alli” K. Bey, CEO 

West Haven, Utah 


Small Business Subcontractor of the Year

M2 Global Technology Ltd.

Douglas Carlberg - chairman and CEO

San Antonio, Texas


8(a) Graduate Firm of the Year 

The ELOCEN Group LLC

Necole Parker, Facility Management Professional® or, FMP, – principal/CEO

Washington, D.C. 


Eisenhower Award Categories: Construction, Manufacturing and Services


Construction

Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

Brad D. Lewis, Microsoft Certified Architect or MCA - corporate director, supplier diversity 

McLean, Virginia


Manufacturing

L3Harris Technologies Inc.

Daisy Galvan - supplier diversity manager/small business liaison officer

Greenville, Texas 


Services

Tetra Tech Inc.

Barbara Petersen – director, contracts and procurement, small business liaison officer 

Pasadena, California


To learn more about SBa, visit sba.gov.


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