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.
The winners of the 2012 Vermont Small Business Awards:
Small Business Person
Charles “Chach” Curtis Jr. CEO of Draker Laboratories, Inc.
Financial Services Champion
Vermont Economic Development Authority
Jo Bradley, CEO on behalf of the VEDA Team
Small Business Exporter
Joel Melnick, President, Nathaniel Group, Inc.
Home-Based Business Champion
Simeon Geigel, Small Business Development Specialist, CVOEO Micro Business Development Program
Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Small Business
James Mount and Karen Mount, Owners, Westaff
Women In Business Champion
Sarah S. Spencer, Founder/President, Got Clicks?
Andrew Boutin, General Manager, Pellergy, LLC
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
For more information about the 2012 awards, visit the Vermont Small Business Administration (SBA).