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North Florida District Office to Celebrate Local Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate the graduation of the 2012 Emerging 200 (e200) class on November 7, 2012 at Nova Southeastern University in Jacksonville at 6:00 P.M.

The Emerging 200 (known as e200) is an intensive training initiative to accelerate high-potential small businesses’ growth in select cities. Developed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), e200 offers qualified business owners a powerful collection of benefits to accelerate growth, understand and explore financing options, diversify markets and expand networking. In order to be eligible for the program, businesses must have annual revenues of at least $400,000, and have existed for 3 years.

Jacksonville is one of only seventeen urban cities that participate in the e200 program nationally.

“The e200 program is beneficial for the participants, as well as the host city. We have been privileged to host the program in Jacksonville for the last four years. Good luck to all the graduates as they incorporate what they have learned into their businesses” said Wilfredo J. Gonzalez, District Director.

The North Florida District Office congratulates the following graduates of the 2012 e200 class:

Vanice Serrano – ASAP Towing

Dana Stallings – Kilwins Jacksonville

Reginald Richardson – Blade Buster, LLC

Julian F. Cardona – Environmental & Labor Solutions, Inc.

Gina Hill – G.M. Hill Engineering, Inc.

Melinda H. Malone – Malone AirCharter, Inc.

Alvaro A. Varela – A. Alex Varela, Inc.

For more information related to the e-200 program please contact Natalie Hall at (904) 443-1902 or through email at

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