Daily Business Report-Small Business Awards
San Diego Small Business Awards Announced
San Diego County Honorees
Feted at June 11 Awards Breakfast
The San Diego district office of the Small Business Administration announced its 2014 Small Business Week Award winners, who will be honored at a June 11 awards breakfast at the Town and Country Resort and Conference Center in Mission Valley.
The award winners:
Small Business Team of the Year
John Tyszka, CEO; Chip Prescott, CFO & Steve Patterson, COO, Precision One Medical Inc. (Oceanside)
Small Business Exporter of the Year (San Diego District Winner and SBA Region IX Winner)
Paul Thomas, president/founder, Julian Hard Cider (Julian).
Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year
Deborah Hamilton, president, Teehee Engineering Inc. (Oceanside).
Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year
Michael Bilodeau, owner/president/CEO, IO Environmental & Infrastructure Inc. (San Diego).
Women-Owned Small Business of the Year
Annie Aguilar, president/principal engineer, San Dieguito Engineering Inc. (Encinitas).
Financial Services Champion of the Year
Dominique Molina, CPA, co-founder and president, The American Institute of Certified Tax Coaches (San Diego).
Minority Small Business Champion of the Year
Elaine Richardson, manager of small business development, SANDAG (San Diego).
Small Business Journalist of the Year
Neil Senturia & Barbara Bry, entrepreneurship columnists, U-T San Diego.
Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year
Karen Linehan, San Diego Unified School District (San Diego).
Women In Business Champion of the Year
Felena Hanson, president and founder, Hera Hub Inc. (San Diego).
Region IX Small Business Subcontractor of the Year
Christopher Pohle, CEO, Tactical Edge Inc. (San Diego).
George Chandler Leadership Award
Jeanette Alessio-Way, founder, The History Lady (La Mesa).
Anthony Vigil Small Business Advocacy Award
Sudershan Shaunak, director, North San Diego Small Business Development Center (Oceanside).
District Director’s Environmental Excellence Award
J. Eric Taylor, Enalasys Corporation (Calexico).
Director’s Award for Early Graduation
Samuel Flores, president, PKL Services Inc. (Poway).
Director’s Award for Business Creativity & Growth
Steven Raketich, co-founder, Backyard X-Scapes Inc. (San Diego).
Director’s Award for SBA Mission Support
Rod Means, district president, SCORE (San Diego).
The June 11 Small Business Awards Breakfast is sponsored by SBA and the North San Diego Small Business Development Center. It will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Town & Country Resort & Conference Center. The cost is $50 per person. More information and registration is available at www.sandiegosmallbiz.com.