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SBA Honors NAWBO Members

COLUMBUS, OH - Every year since 1963, the President has proclaimed National Small Business Week to recognize the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of America.  Martin Golden, District Director of the Small Business Administration Columbus District Office, announced today that 11 small business owners/advocates will be recognized during our awards event along with SBA’s outstanding lenders. 

The Columbus District Office 2014 small business champions and special category winners are:

REGION V WINNER - Ohio Small Business Person of the Year - Michelle Theresa Kerr, President, Oxford Consulting Group, Westerville, Oh. - Founded by Kerr in 1998, Oxford Consulting Group is a leading IT service and solutions provider that has developed, implemented and supported the technology portfolios of hundreds of companies across North America and the United Kingdom. 

Small Business of the Year Honorable Mention - Darla King, President, King Business Interiors, Columbus, Oh – Founded by King in 1998, King Business Interiors is a commercial office furniture, flooring sales and design company.   King now employs nearly 50 people and serves hundreds of clients throughout central Ohio.

SBA Women in Business Champion of the Year – Mary McCarthy, President, Your Management Team, Inc., Co-Founder, Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.   Your Management Team, Inc. is dedicated to developing and launching small businesses by assisting them in areas of strategic vision and growth.  The Women’s Small Business Accelerator, a 501(c) 3 non-profit incubator, is focused on accelerating the growth of women-owned small businesses by providing office space and consultative services.

REGION V WINNER - Women’s Business Center Excellence in Service Award –Ellen Harvey, Director, The Women’s Business Center of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio - The Women’s Business Center of Ohio aims to help women entrepreneurs take their business to the next level. The WBC is focused on providing counseling and training classes. The WBC also provides networking opportunities and access to resources such as professional coaches and advisors. 

Region V covers the following states:  Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. 

The Columbus District SBA event will honor our 2014 award winners at Celebrating Success in Small Business on May 29, 2014 at the Pinnacle Golf Club, Grove City, OH.  The Regional Administrator for Region V, Marianne Markowitz, will be on hand to help celebrate the 2014 awardees.