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SBA honors North Mississippians as Small Business Person of the Year and for Lifetime Achievement

The U.S. Small Business Administration Mississippi District Office has named Mary Jennifer Russell, president and founder of Sugaree’s Bakery of New Albany, the 2017 SBA Mississippi Small Business Person of the Year and honored Three Rivers Planning and Development District Executive Director Vernon R. “Randy” Kelley III with a lifetime achievement award. Sugaree’s Bakery is a small batch bakery that ...

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SBA recognizes Wilson

Dorothy P. Wilson, publisher and editor of Gulf Coast Woman, LLC and president of DWilson and Associates, LLC, has been named the 2016 Mississippi Women in Business Champion by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Wilson was nominated for the award by Marcia McDowell, executive director of the South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center. Wilson, majority shareholder in Gulf Coast Woman, has ...

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Baltzgar joins Jackson SBA

Michael Baltzgar has joined the Jackson office of the U.S. Small Business Administration as a Procurement Center Representative. Baltzgar previously worked as a contracting professional with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and most recently the Department of Homeland Security. As Procurement Center Representative, Baltzgar will assist small businesses in Mississippi and Kentucky with obtaining federal contracts, determining performance ability, and ...

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Rod L. Hill is SBA’s Graduate of the Year

Rod L. Hill, P.E., co-founder of Integrated Management Services, has been named the 8(a) Graduate of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. He has received this distinction for both the state of Mississippi and the SBA Southeastern Region, which is composed of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The 8(a) Graduate of the ...

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Redlaser earns 8(a) program certification from SBA

The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Mississippi District Office has certified Redlaser Technology Inc. into the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program 8(a) program. The 8(a) program is a nine-year program established to assist eligible socially and economically disadvantaged individuals to develop and grow their businesses. Business development assistance includes one-on-one counseling, training, matchmaking opportunities with federal buyers, opportunities for ...

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SBA grants disaster declaration request; opening center

Folks who are being impacted by the recent storms and subsequent flooding are being offered assistance. Residents and businesses in Southwest Mississippi affected by severe weather and flooding that occurred on March 28–29 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced. Contreras-Sweet made the loans available in response to a letter ...

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Enhancing small business exporting is Trade Expo goal

The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), along with the Mississippi World Trade Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration, will host the 2012 Gulf States Trade Alliance Annual Export Conference from April 10-12 at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Miss. The Gulf States Trade Alliance is comprised of economic development agencies from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Louisiana. The ...

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