National Small Business Week

April 29 - May 5, 2018


Help us in celebrating the Small Business Week of Eastern Missouri 2017 Winners!

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From L-R Bottom. Row 1 

  • Angela Lorenz – Lala Salon (Women Owned Small Business of the Year)
  • Katie &Todd Geisert - Geisert’s Farm to You Market (Rural Business of the Year)

Row 2

  • Michelle Sherod – ALL Solutions, INC, (Home Base Business of the Year)   
  • Connie Nyland – Hey, Dollcakes, (Startup Business of the Year)

Row 3

  • John Henderson - The Range St. Louis West (Veteran Owned Business of the Year)
  • Phillip & Gina Cohen – Cohen Architectural Woodworking (Small Business of the Year)

Row 4

  • Marcus Solomon – BeWell Health, LLC, DBA Nasopure (Exporter Business of the Year
  • Maureen Brinkley – District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration (Eastern District of Missouri)
  • Darcella Craven - Small BusinessWeek, Chair Person and  Director of Veteran Business Resource Center
  • Justin Wafe Bennett - Geodata IT, LLC (Minority Owned Business of the Year)

Not Shown

  • Sekhar Prabhakar - CEdge Software Consultants (Technology Business of the Year)

Photograph Courtesy of Missouri Athletic Club (Downtown –St. Louis) 

SBWEM Awards 2017

Small Business Person of the Year

Veteran Owned Business

John Henderson 

The Range St. Louis West

Minority Owned

Justin Wafe Bennett

Geodata IT, LLC

Women Owned

Angela Lorenz

Lalo Saloon

Technology Business

Home Based Business

Michelle Sherod 

ALL Solutions Inc.

Rural Business

Todd & Katie Geisert

Geisert's Farm To You Market


Start Up Business

Connie Nyland

Hey, Dollcakes

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The Small Business Administration is a United States government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses. The mission of the Small Business Administration is "to maintain and strengthen the nation's economy by enabling the establishment and viability of small businesses and by assisting in the economic recovery of communities after disasters". The agency's activities are summarized as the "3 Cs" of capital, contracts and counseling.

Visit the SBA website to learn more about how we can help your buisiness.