Congratulations to the 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year: Jon & Jan Tatham and Shelly Bramstedt, with PIP printing of Alaska LLC! These people are being honored, along with other small business owners, by the Small Business Administration this week, during the National Small Business Week. The owners of PIP Printing of Alaska have traveled to Washington DC, for the national honor, and will return in time for a ceremony here in Anchorage later this week. In Alaska, the SBA is also honoring:
Carrie Jokiel – ChemTrack Inc. Women-Owned Business;
William Dishon – Orion Construction Inc. (Wasilla)
Kevin Tennant – Glass Door of Fairbanks (Fairbanks) Veteran-Owned Business;
Brian K. Horner – Learn to Return, Micro Business;
Amiee Sommer – Tutka LLC (Wasilla), Rural Business;
Tom Tougas – Seward & Paul Robinson (Fairbanks) Small Business Champions; and
Theo Ransum – Evergreen Business Capital, District Director Award
A ceremony to honor these business persons is scheduled for Friday morning May 10, at 10:30 AM at the Loussac library auditorium. Immediately after, the SBA begins the Alaska BizFair from noon until 5 o’clock. Free and open to the public. For anyone who is thinking of, trying to start, or growing a small business, help is available. Beside the many booths and workshops with information and assistance from people with expertise, the honorees will be on hand to share what they learned to make their business grow and be enduring. Registration at http://2019smallbizawards.eventbrite.com is not required, but recommended. Evergreen Business Capital is sponsoring this event. To see the full details of Friday’s event, go to http://AlaskaBizFair.org.
One Anchorage partner with the SBA to help local entrepreneurs, is the University of Alaska Anchorage hosted, Small Business Development Center. There are advisors waiting to help, workshops with local experts on important business information. Fliers for Friday’s Alaska BizFair are available there. To learn more about them got to http://aksbdc.org.