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VEDA Named by SBA as Vermont's 2012 Financial Services Champion

Jun 19, 2012 11:01:50 AM

VEDA is pleased to have been named by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as Vermont's 2012 Financial Services Champion of the Year. "This is an incredible honor for the VEDA Staff," said VEDA Chief Executive Officer Jo Bradley. "I am so proud of the Authority's great team of professionals, who work so hard on behalf of Vermonters every day."

On June, 14, 2012, VEDA was honored, along with other SBA award-winning Vermont individuals, companies and organizations, at a ceremony presented by Vermont Business Magazine in the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn, Shelburne, Vermont.

Jo Bradley Accepts 2012 SBA Award From left: Vermont Business Magazine's John Boutin, VEDA CEO Jo Bradley, and VT Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding

The winners of the 2012 Vermont Small Business Awards:

Small Business Person
Charles “Chach” Curtis Jr. CEO of Draker Laboratories, Inc.
Burlington, Vermont

Financial Services Champion
Vermont Economic Development Authority
Jo Bradley, CEO on behalf of the VEDA Team
Montpelier, Vermont

Small Business Exporter
Joel Melnick, President, Nathaniel Group, Inc.
Vergennes, Vermont

Home-Based Business Champion
Simeon Geigel, Small Business Development Specialist, CVOEO Micro Business Development Program
Burlington, Vermont

Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Small Business
James Mount and Karen Mount, Owners, Westaff
Burlington, Vermont

Women In Business Champion
Sarah S. Spencer, Founder/President, Got Clicks?
Richmond, Vermont

Vermont Micro-Enterprise
Andrew Boutin, General Manager, Pellergy, LLC
Montpelier, Vermont

Community/Rural Lender
Passumpsic Savings Bank
Bob Bishop, Senior Vice President on behalf of the Passumpsic Team
St, Johnsbury, Vermont

Special Award for Disaster Assistance
Linda Rossi, Associate State Director, Vermont Small Business Development Center
Randolph, Vermont

For more information about the 2012 awards, visit the Vermont Small Business Administration (SBA).


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