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
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
Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) of the Year Award - Emerging Manager
Valesco Commerce Street Capital LP
Heather Hubbard and Bud Moore - managing partners
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
Eisenhower Award Categories: Construction, Manufacturing and Services
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Brad D. Lewis, Microsoft Certified Architect or MCA - corporate director, supplier diversity
L3Harris Technologies Inc.
Daisy Galvan - supplier diversity manager/small business liaison officer
Tetra Tech Inc.
Barbara Petersen – director, contracts and procurement, small business liaison officer
To learn more about SBa, visit sba.gov.
U.S. Small Business Administration SBA 2022 National Small Business Week Small Business Exporter of the Year Small Business Investment Company of the Year top federal contractors/subcontractors of the year Isabella Casillas Guzman Glacier Hops Ranch Inc. Tom Britz Whitefish Montana Investment Awards Small Business Investment Company Grayhawk Venture Partners LLC Brian N. Burns Sherman Chu Brian S. Smith Phoenix Arizona Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Valesco Commerce Street Capital LP Heather Hubbard Bud Moore Dallas Texas Government Contracting Small Business Prime Contractor Haight Bey & Associates LLC Aliahu “Alli” K. Bey West Haven Utah Small Business Subcontractor M2 Global Technology Ltd. Douglas Carlberg San Antonio Texas 8(a) Graduate Firm The ELOCEN Group LLC Necole Parker Facility Management Professional® Washington D.C. Eisenhower Award Hensel Phelps Construction Co. Brad D. Lewis Microsoft Certified Architect McLean Virginia L3Harris Technologies Inc. Daisy Galvan Greenville Texas Tetra Tech Inc. Barbara Petersen Pasadena California