Pam Fountain-Wilks, president of Oklahoma City based Principal Technologies, has been named 2013 Small Business Person of the Year. The Oklahoma District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the 2013 winners.
“Small businesses drive Oklahoma growth,” said Dottie Overal, Oklahoma SBA district director. “Pam Fountain-Wilks and our winners this year reflect the entrepreneurial spirit that makes Oklahoma a prime location for small business startup and growth.”
Brett Bain and Brian Edwards, owners of Fair Wind, LLC, and the Posey family, owners of HSI Sensing, Inc., have been named as SBA Region 6 winners as well. The 2013 winners will be honored at the Oklahoma State Capitol and an awards luncheon May 2.
2013 Oklahoma Small Business Person of the Year
Principal Technologies, Inc., Oklahoma City
2013 Oklahoma Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Brett Bain and Brian Edwards
Fair Wind, LLC, Lawton
2013 Oklahoma Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year
HSI Sensing, Inc., Chickasha
The Posey Family
2013 Oklahoma Minority Small-Business Champion of the Year
Tylermedia-Telemundo, Oklahoma City
2013 Oklahoma Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year
Oklahoma Small Business Development Center, Lawton
2013 Oklahoma Women in Business Champion of the Year
Teri Aulph, CEO
Teri Aulph Consulting, LLC, Tulsa
2013 Oklahoma Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award
University of Central Oklahoma Small Business Development Center, Oklahoma City
Susan Urbach, Regional Director
2013 Oklahoma Incubator of the Year Award
MNTC Business Development Center, Oklahoma City
Gregory Kieson, Coordinator
The Oklahoma District Office of the SBA is responsible for providing businesses with tools for enhancing and growing their businesses. It also oversees the delivery of SBA’s programs throughout the states such as:
•Free counseling, advice and information on starting a business through SCORE, the Oklahoma Small Business Development Centers, and the Women’s Business Center. These organizations also conduct training events throughout the district.
•Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders.
•Business development assistance via the 8(a) program, available to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals/
•Veterans assistance through the Boots to Business program and dedicated lending programs for Veterans.
For more information on any of these programs, contact the Oklahoma District office at 405/609-8000.
Fountain-Wilks Named Small Business Person of the Year
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