2002 Vermont SBA Small Business Person of the Year

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2002 Vermont SBA Small Business Person of the Year

Thu, 04/18/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine presents the 2002 Vermont SBA Small Business Person of the Year Awards to be held Wednesday, June 12, 2002, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on the Green at Vermont College of Union Institute & University in Montpelier. The Vermont District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the winner of the Small Business Person Award and various Advocacy Awards.
The SMALL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR winner is: Clint "Jito" Coleman, President Northern Power Systems, Waitsfield, VT.
A volunteer committee of small business professionals have contributed to the management of the event They are: · John Boutin, Publisher, Vermont Business Magazine · Sybil Chicoine, Director, Coordinated State Marketing, State of Vermont · Mary Collins, Special Projects Coordinator & Web Marketing Development, Vermont Business Magazine · Paula Cope, President, Cope & Associates, Inc. · Albert Hall III, Economic Development Specialist, Vermont District Office U.S. SBA · Cathy Herlihy, District Manager, Vermont Small Business Development Center · Norman James, Vice President of Programs, Vermont State Chamber of Commerce · Paul Lapotosky, General Manager, Farrell Distributing Corporation · Cindy Morgan, Marketing Director, New England Federal Credit Union · Cathy Printon, Dean of Students, Goddard College.
The Vermont SBA honors individuals and small businesses with the Small Business Person of the Year Award, Entrepreneurial Success, Young Entrepreneur, Home-Based Business, Small Business Exporter, Small Business Journalist and various advocacy awards including Accountant, Financial Services, Minority Small Business, Veteran and Women in Business Advocate. Previous Vermont SBA winners include Susan Dollenmaier of Anichini, Inc.; Edward Kiniry, Tubbs Snowshoe Company; and David Allard, Lyndon Furniture. National winners from Vermont include R. William Hazelett, Hazelett Strip-Casting Corp., National Small Business Exporter of the Year, 2001, and Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield, Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc., National Small Business Persons of the Year, 1988.
For information about the SBA Small Business Person of the Year Award, contact Al Hall, Economic Development Specialist, Vermont District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration at 802.828.4422, ext. 207. For information about sponsoring and participating in the June 2002, awards event, contact Mary Collins, Special Projects Coordinator at Vermont Business Magazine at 802.863.8038.