Small Business Week: SBA Phoenix Award Winners

Every year the Small Business Administration issues special awards to outstanding small businesses and entrepreneurs. This year’s Phoenix Awards, which the agency bestows upon business owners, public officials and volunteers who display selflessness, ingenuity and tenacity in the aftermath of a disaster, while contributing to the rebuilding of their communities; were given during a luncheon at the Mandarin Oriental hotel to a  Maine town manager who knocked on doors to encourage at-risk residents to evacuate as flood waters rose, two Massachusetts business owners who not only rebuilt after a flood but expanded their company, and a mother of four in Indiana who recruited 70 volunteers and set up disaster relief centers. “These individuals displayed tremendous courage and resourcefulness in the midst of the several devastating disasters,” said SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills. “The Phoenix Award acknowledges their heroic efforts, and is a token of appreciation for the... [Read Full Article]