Recognizing the different exceptional business leaders in Ohio will help draw attention to local success. The National Small Business Administration recently chose a Small Business Person of the Year for the Ohio District, according to a press release featured on Ohio.com.
The announcement comes as part of the group’s National Small Business Week observances. This event encompasses the first week of May and seeks to highlight achievers across the country. The source listed some of the factors in nominating someone for this honor, which include how an entrepreneur has reacted to businesses adversity and the strength of the business’ financial performance. This year’s recipient for that district is InterChez Logistics Systems Inc. CEO Sharlene Ramos-Chesnes.
This statement also included remarks from Gil Goldberg, the SBA District Director, who praised the impact of her efforts on the business community.
“The SBA recognizes Ms. Ramos-Chesnes because her success has enriched the local economy.” Goldberg said. “Her entrepreneurial spirit has helped foster and create many good jobs, and she is a leader and innovator in her industry.”
“The National Small Business Administration recently chose a Small Business Person of the Year for the Ohio District.”
The Cleveland Plain Dealer detailed another Ohio resident recently honored by the SBA, Albert Green of Kent Displays Inc., who heads the state’s Exporter of the Year. Goldberg spoke to that source as well, saying that exporters are especially valuable because of their high-quality products and international competitiveness.
Aside from Green and Ramos-Chesnes, the SBA has honored three other Ohio business owners, the article added: Concierge CPA’s Barbara Banto for Cleveland District Women Owned Business of the Year, Pat Veisz and the Ohio Small Business Development Center for Ohio Small Business Development Center Service Excellence and Innovation Center, and Patriot Construction Services, Inc.’s Thomas Harlukowicz for Cleveland District Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year.