Small Business Administration Recognizes Legacy Businesses during SBA’s 70th Anniversary Celebration

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WASHINGTON – Today, as part of the agency’s 70th anniversary celebration, SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, the voice in President Biden’s Cabinet for America’s more than 33 million small businesses, recognizes U.S. Small Business Administration(SBA) Legacy Businesses from our 68 district offices of which many recipients started small and leveraged SBA resources on their journey to becoming household names. 

Administrator Guzman is celebrating the SBA’s 70th anniversary — which began July 30 — with events throughout the country. Earlier in August, she rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange to mark the anniversary and celebrate SBA-supported businesses that have grown from small start-ups into some of the most recognizable publicly traded brands. Administrator Guzman also attended an anniversary celebration at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Kansas, where she and local elected officials highlighted the nation’s historic small business boom under President Biden and honored the legacy of President Dwight E. Eisenhower, who created the SBA 70 years ago. 

Administrator Guzman and the Biden-Harris Administration are putting small businesses at the forefront of President Biden’s historic Investing in America agenda: modernizing SBA programs and resources, expanding networks, and increasing access to capital and contracting so more small businesses can capitalize on national investments in our nation’s infrastructure, rebuilding advanced manufacturing and more. 

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“The SBA’s Legacy Businesses all demonstrate the strength and impact of entrepreneurship and how the federal programs at the SBA fill gaps in the marketplace to ensure small businesses have the support and resources needed to start, grow and thrive,” said SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. “We are proud of every small business the SBA has helped in our 70-year history and are working hard in the Biden-Harris Administration to ensure they have the capital and know-how to leverage opportunities as we Invest in America so they can do what they do best: innovate, create jobs and propel our economy.” 

For 70 years, America’s entrepreneurs have relied on SBA support to help start and grow their small businesses. The federal agency has provided trillions of dollars in support to small businesses and has helped millions of small-business owners build meaningful lifelong connections and power their local economies. 

In recognition of our nation’s successes, the SBA is honoring some of the many Legacy Businesses who have leveraged SBA capital and resources to grow their businesses and strengthen their local economies and communities. 

SBA Legacy Businesses: 
Alabama: Stanley Construction, Huntsville 
Alaska: Santa Claus House, North Pole 
Arizona: Sonoran Technology and Professional Services, LLC, Goodyear 
Arkansas: McCormick Asphalt Paving and Excavating, Inc., Mulberry 
California: Equator Coffee, San Rafael; Meissner Filtrations Inc., Camarillo; Exquadrum, Inc., Victorville; Leatherby Family Creamery, Sacramento, Citrus Heights; Cosmopolitan Tavern and Italian Grill, Fresno; Herman Construction, Escondido 
Colorado: Snooze AM Eatery, Denver 
Connecticut: The Farmers Cow, Bozrah 
Delaware: High 5 Hospitality – H5H, Newark 
Florida: Leasa Industries, Miami; Engineering and Computer Simulations Inc., Orlando 
Georgia: Arden’s Garden, East Point 
Hawaii: Maui Brewing Company, Kihei 
Idaho: Rekluse Motor Sports, Boise 
Illinois: Skyway Bowl, Chicago 
Indiana: Wild Birds Unlimited, Indianapolis 
Iowa: Iowa Spring Manufacturing, Adel 
Kansas: ShieldAg Equipment, South Hutchinson 
Kentucky: Flavorman, Louisville 
Louisiana: Angelica Food Manufacturing, Saint Gabriel 
Maine: Sea Bags, LLC, Portland 
Maryland: Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation (MCCCF), Rockville; EMD Sales, Baltimore 
Massachusetts: Wachusett Mountain Associates, Princeton 
Michigan: Hacienda Mexican Foods, LLC, Detroit 
Minnesota: Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop, North Mankato 
Mississippi: SOL Engineering Services, LLC, Jackson 
Missouri: Cohen Architectural Woodworking, St. James; Freedom Interiors, Kansas City 
Montana: Wood’s Powr-Grip Co., Inc. Laurel 
Nebraska: Firespring: Integrated Marketing, Printing, and Websites, Lincoln 
Nevada: Cashman Photo Enterprises of Nevada Inc., Las Vegas 
New Hampshire: WS Badger, Gilsum 
New Jersey: Gladys’ Cleaning Service/GCS Cleaning Enterprises, Union 
New Mexico: Olive Tree Compounding Pharmacy, Rio Rancho 
New York: Bogota Latin Bistro, Brooklyn; Chobani, New Berlin; Datrose Inc., Webster 
North Carolina: Highland Brewing Company, Asheville 
North Dakota: Laducer Information Management, Mandan 
Ohio: Humtown Pattern Company, Columbiana; E. E. Ward Moving & Storage, Grove City 
Oklahoma: Schatz Publishing Group LLC/Schatz Strategy Group, Blackwell 
Oregon: Columbia Sportswear, Portland 
Pennsylvania: Royal Truck & Equipment, Shoemakersville; DelGrosso Foods, Inc. / Laguna Splash Limited, Tipton 
Puerto Rico: Global Manufacturing LLC & Global Mattress LLC 
Rhode Island: Dr. Daycare, Inc., Smithfield 
South Carolina: Holy City Linen Services, Mt. Pleasant & North Charleston 
South Dakota: Simpsons Printing, Rapid City 
Tennessee: Expoquip, Inc., Knoxville 
Texas: GCC Enterprises, Dallas; Tommy Graham’s Paint and Body, Harlingen; Noble Machine, Houston; Merchant Security, LLC, El Paso; Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA), Lubbock; Avantgarde, LLC, Georgetown 
U.S. Virgin Islands: Alvin’s Hot Sauce, Christiansted 
Utah: Tuacahn Center for the Arts, Ivins 
Vermont: 14th Star Brewing Company, LLC, St. Albans 
Virginia: FamMat (Family Matters) Services LLC (also Maximized Life Coaching, TAG Consulting – Lawrence & Make ‘Ur Merch – Makerspace for Underserved Community, Inner Peace Coalition – Non-profit, Williamsburg 
Washington: Pike Place Fish Market, Seattle 
West Virginia: Action Facilities Management, Morgantown 
Wisconsin: Culver Franchising System, LLC, Prairie du Sac 
Wyoming: Eagle Bronze, Lander 

By growing our economy from the middle out and the bottom up, leveling the playing field, and creating equitable access to opportunities, we are building a lasting foundation for economic growth and our nation’s global competitiveness. 

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About the U.S. Small Business Administration  
The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow, expand their businesses or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov

 

CONTACT: Christine Saah Nazer U.S. Small Business Administration 202-756-0304 [email protected] 

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