HUD: Historic North Carolina Hospital Earns 2020 HUD Secretary’s Award

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) announced last week the Historic Ashe Hospital in Jefferson, North Carolina, was the recipient of the 2020 ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. This annual award recognizes developers, organizations, and agencies for […]

ABA: Seven Banks Win ABA Foundation’s 2020 Community Commitment Awards

The American Bankers Association Foundation named seven banks as 2020 Community Commitment Award winners. The annual awards recognize banks for extraordinary corporate social responsibility efforts in seven specific categories ranging from affordable housing to economic inclusion. The winners will be recognized today at ABA’s Unconventional Convention. “This has been a challenging year […]

ABA: M&T Bank and Midwest BankCentre Employees Win ABA Foundation Distinguished Service Awards

Detra Miller and Alex Fennoy have been named the ABA Foundation’s 2020 George Bailey Distinguished Service Award winners for their efforts to expand banking services to underserved communities. The two bankers will be recognized today at the ABA Unconventional Convention. Now in its sixth year, the George Bailey Distinguished Service Award […]

CDFI Fund: Application Now Open for $1.9 Million in AmeriCorps Economic Mobility Corps Funding

AmeriCorps Providing Awards to Place National Service Members in CDFIs What is the Economic Mobility Corps? The Economic Mobility Corps (EMC) is a joint initiative of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) and AmeriCorps that places full-time national service members in Certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to enhance their capacity to […]

SBA: Network of Small Business Resource Partners Honored During National Small Business Week

During the 2020 National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration honored its resource partners for their impact on local economic development and support of small business creation and growth across the nation. Additionally, all of the SBA’s Resource Partners were recognized for providing resources to small businesses as they work to […]

SBA: Timothy Porter of Appddiction Studio, LLC of Texas Named 2020 Small Business Person of the Year

Logistics and Transportation Entrepreneur from Florida also recognized by SBA as Runner-up Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration recognized this year’s Small Business Person of the Year, Timothy Porter of  Appddiction Studio, LLC, of Texas, during the 2020 National Small Business Week virtual ceremony. “It is my honor to announce Timothy Porter of Appddiction Studio, LLC, is […]

SBA: President Trump Proclaims National Small Business Week September 20-26

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2020 National Small Business Week celebrations officially commence this week with a virtual three-day award ceremony recognizing national award winners from across the country and U.S. territories for their significant accomplishments.  The three-day award ceremony will commence Tuesday, September 22, with SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announcing the 2020 National Small Business […]

SBA: West Virginia and Massachusetts Women-Owned Firms Take Top Honors in Federal Contracting

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced two women-owned firms will receive awards honoring their work in federal contracting.  Action Facilities Management, Inc. (AFM), an 8(a)-certified commercial facilities management firm specializing in infrastructure and security support services from Morgantown, West Virginia;  and Specialty Materials Inc. (SMI), a firm specializing in composite fiber and prepreg […]

SBA: Minnesota Investment Firm Named Small Business Investment Company of the Year

 Spell Capital Mezzanine SBIC Partners II, L.P of Minneapolis, MN, has been named the 2020 Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration as part of  National Small Business Week.  Spell Capital Mezzanine, along with other national winners and finalists for the National Small Business Person of […]

SBA: 2020 Phoenix Award Champions Honored for Outstanding Disaster Recovery Efforts

The  U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the 2020 National Small Business Week Phoenix Award winners for their outstanding and inspiring resilience in the aftermath of devastating disasters.  The virtual National Small Business Week event, rescheduled from May due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be held September 22-24. This year’s National Small Business Week […]