UtahSmallBiz.com Congratulates the SBA's Utah District 2011 Small Business Award Winners

The SBA recently held their annual small business award luncheon and recognized the following for their outstanding contributions to our small business community:


Small Business Person of the Year

Andrew Caprio, CEO/President

Monet Medical, Inc.– Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Financial Services Champion of the Year

& Region VIII Winner

Harris Simmons, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Zions Bancorporation – Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Women in Business Champion of the Year

& Region VIII Winner

Diana Kirk, Executive Vice President

Zions Bank – Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Small Business Exporter of the Year

& Region VIII Winner

Elend LeBaron, President

LiquaDry, Inc.

Abraham, Utah

 

Home-Based Business Champion of the Year

& Region VIII Winner

Jay M. Tanner. Owner/Partner

Box C Guest Ranch

Grouse Creek, Utah

 

Minority Small Business Champion of the Year

Gonzalo Palza, Chief Executive Officer

Centro de la Familia de Utah – Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Small Business Development Center Service Excellence and Innovation Center Award

Sandy SBDC

Sandy, Utah

 

 

Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year

Johnnie B. Janes

Salt Lake City, Utah

 

 

Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year

Scott and Allen Frost, Owners

Monticello, Utah

 

Harris Simmons of Zions Bank, Diana Kirk of Zions Bank, Elend LeBaron of LiquaDry, Inc. and Jay M. Tanner of Box C Guest Ranch have been selected as Regional winners for SBA’s Region VIII, which includes the states of Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.