March 2, 2024
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Six Anne Arundel County companies win SBA awards

SBA LogoMaryland district winners of the 2018 National Small Business Week Awards Program were announced  by Stephen D. Umberger, District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Baltimore District Office. District winners will be honored at the 34th Annual Maryland Small Business Week Awards Luncheon June 7 at Martin’s West in Woodlawn, Md.

This year’s winners are:

  • MD Small Business Person of the Year: Tammy Beideman, Sweet Elizabeth Jane, Ellicott City
  • Accountant Advocate: Anita Sheckells, KatzAbosch, Lutherville-Timonium
  • Attorney Advocate: Paul Skalny, Esq., Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC, Columbia
  • District Director’s Unsung Hero: Jake Spencer, SCORE Baltimore, Baltimore
  • Entrepreneurial Success: Susan Gauthier, The Cottage, Severna Park
  • Family Owned Small Business: Whitney & Scott Kerridge, Admiral Cleaners, Annapolis
  • Financial Services Champion: Andrew Hines, Bank of Glen Burnie, Glen Burnie
  • Home-Based Business Champion: Kim Lank, Waly Wag, Severna Park
  • Insurance Champion: Mike Thomas, Lighthouse Insurance Services, Gambrills
  • Minority Owned Small Business: Louben Repke, Repke Fitness, Millersville
  • Rising Star Student Entrepreneurs: Gigi & McKenzie Crafton, Bracket Ears, Columbia
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year: Bob Wise, WGS Systems, Inc., Frederick
  • Veteran Owned Small Business: Gordon Mumpower, Commercial Insurance Services, Elkridge
  • Women Owned Small Business: Nandini Mouli, eSai, LLC, Reisterstown
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Ali von Paris, Route One Apparel, Cockeysville

Each year since 1963, the president has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of National Small Business Week. This year, the dates are April 30 – May 5, with national events planned in Washington, D.C., Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina.

For information on the 2018 Maryland Small Business Week Awards Luncheon or for tickets, visit the event website at

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