March 5th, 2013
TEMPE, AZ - Fourteen Arizona small businesses and their achievements will be honored at the 2013 Success Awards and Legislative Lunch on March 18.
The event is hosted by the Arizona Small Business Development Center Network (AZSBDC) and scheduled to take place from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on the House Lawn of the Arizona State Capitol Complex, 1700 W. Washington Street in Phoenix. Arizona Capitol Times publisher Ginger Lamb will serve as emcee of the event, which is expected to attract more than 300 guests, including members of the Arizona Legislature and government, business and community leaders from across the state.
“The Success Awards provide an annual opportunity to recognize and applaud the achievements of Arizona small businesses,” AZSBDC State Director Janice Washington said. “The winners represent a wide range of industries and come from every part of this state. Their accomplishments are impressive, given the continuing challenges of the national and global economies.”
The 2013 Success Awards winners include:
2013 Master Award Winner
Odle Management Group, Inc. – Scottsdale
Lisa S. Odle
2013 Success Award Winners
Mariscos Mar Azul – Yuma AZ
Hortencia Rosales, Alex Morales
Papazona Pizza, Inc. – Apache Junction
Michael Chastek, Chester Chastek
Munsey Contract & Development – Sierra Vista
Norman Munsey, Mark Berg, Rick Berg, Kathi Johnson
Mother Road Brewing Company – Flagstaff
Caboose Frozen Treats – Thatcher
Cellulars Conexion – Mesa
MarTek - Tempe
Paideia Academies – Phoenix
Dr. Brian Winsor
Bottom Line Tax, Accounting & Business Services - Tucson
Lou and Anna Ciurca
Delectables Restaurant & Catering – Tucson
Budget Blinds – Kingman
Ed and LeeAnn Benton
Loan Prairie – Lakeside
Mike Sattinger, Eric Grossman, Robert Fee
Quality Vans & Specialty Vehicles – Prescott
Vicki Reber, Doug Reber, Gary Reber
“Each of these entrepreneurs has a story to share about what it takes to create and grow a successful small business in today’s environment,” Washington noted. “Their collective achievements demonstrate the dedication, resourcefulness and energy that has always characterized the Arizona small business owner.”
Success Award winners worked with an AZSBDC Network Center to achieve their goals and are chosen for their accomplishments during the previous year (2012). “Each winner’s story is a good example of how the AZSBDC Network is helping Arizona businesses succeed,” said Washington. “We are a very strong Network with statewide reach.”
The Network is also the host of the Arizona Procurement Technical Assistance Center (AZPTAC) network, which is headquartered in Glendale and has satellite locations in Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson and Yuma.
A map of all Network locations, including the new AZPTAC sites, can be found online HERE.
More information on the 2013 Success Awards can be obtained by calling (480) 731-8720.