(Updated 5.2.2015 to include winners and runners-up) As part of the annual Small Business Week, on Monday, May 2, 2016, the SBA’s National Small Business Persons of the Year were announced.
California’s Equator Coffees & Teas Owners named National Small Business Persons of the Year
Winner | Business partners Brooke McDonnell and Helen Russel, owners of Equator Coffees & Teas, headquartered in San Rafael, California, were named 2016 SBA National Small Business Persons of the Year.
First Runner-up | Angela O’Byrne, president, Perez, APC, New Orleans, Louisiana
Second Runner-up | Raymond Jardine Jr., Chairman, CEO, Native Hawaiian Veterans, LLC., Honolulu, Hawaii
Third Runner-up | David Dafoe, founder and chief operations officer, Flavorman and Distilled Spirts Epicenter, Louisville, Kentucky
See also on SmallBusiness.com | Guide to Small Business Week | 2016
54 State and Territory Small Business Persons of the Year
The national small business person of the year was selected from among these state and territorial winners.