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Small biz owners to be feted in D.C.

The top small business owner in America will be announced during the National Small Business Week celebration, May

17-23, in Washington, D.C. In contention for the honor is Jacksonville’s Mary Tappouni, owner of Breaking Ground

Mary Tappouni

Mary Tappouni

Contracting Company. Tappouni was named Florida’s top entrepreneur.

The three-day event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Conference Center in the nation’s capital will highlight business owners from 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. Awards also will be presented for notable achievements in disaster recovery, government procurement, small business advocacy, and to top-performing SBA resource and lending partners. 

Small Business Week will also feature a series of forums that are open to the public and developed to

help entrepreneurs with real-world issues that impact their business, including innovation and technology, dealing with the challenges of a tough economy, and maximizing social media. There will be a Town Hall session to discuss business strategies in a down economy. 

Events during Small Business Week can be viewed virtually through SBA’s free, live webcasting accessible online at www.NationalSmallBusinessWeek.com.

Source: U.S. Small Business Administration


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