Leveraging its small, dedicated team, the regional center, noted the awarding body, exceeded deliverable goals by advising 199 client firms. Through a “guerilla partnering” approach to outreach with institutional partners and other stakeholders in its community, the center significantly expanded its footprint with the public.
MSBDC Boston Regional Office client Todd Snopkowski, president of Snapchef, which provides culinary staff, received top honors as Small Business Person of the Year. Other honorees and their MSBDC affiliations (in parentheses) appear below:
Family-owned Small Business of the Year—PTS Truck-Trailer-Construction Equipment Supply (Western Massachusetts Regional Office)
Minority-owned Small Business of the Year—Ace Medical Services (Central Massachusetts Regional Office)
Woman-owned Small Business of the Year—H & S Environmental (Government Sales Program)
Microenterprise Business of the Year—BioSurfaces (Central Massachusetts Regional Office) Region 1
Prime Contractor of the Year—Mabbett & Associates (Procurement Technical Assistance Center)
Massachusetts & New England SBA Small Business Exporter of the Year—EMSEAL Joint Systems (Massachusetts Export Center)
Massachusetts & New England SBA 8(a) Graduate of the Year—Hector Sanchez, P&S Construction (Procurement Technical Assistance Center)
“The number of MSBDC clients who secured awards in a single year was phenomenal. It’s a testimony to the prowess of our expert staff in advancing the climate and opportunities for small businesses in the Commonwealth,” emphasizes MSBDC state director Georgianna Parkin.
Two graduates of Isenberg’s MBA program—Julia Dvorko ’97 (regional director of the Massachusetts Export Center’s Central Massachusetts office) and Nancy Shulman ’77 (senior business advisor with MSBDC’s Berkshire Regional Office) played roles in the honors associated with their centers.
About the MSBDC Network
Isenberg is state headquarters for the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) network, a federal-state partnership providing one-to-one free, comprehensive and confidential services focusing on business growth and strategies, financing and loan assistance, and strategic analysis. The statewide network’s regional and specialty centers offer three integrated product/service lines: Business Advisory Services, Government Contracting and International Trade Assistance.