By PBN Staff
PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the 2013 Rhode Island small business award winners on Thursday, with Farmaesthetics Founder and CEO Brenda Brock earning the title of “Small Business Person of the Year.”
Brock will be honored with the other regional award winners during the annual Rhode Island Salute to Small Business awards luncheon on June 12 at the Alpine Country Club in Cranston. Brock will also compete for the National Small Person of the Year Award, which will be announced in Washington on June 17. The Rhode Island Salute to Small Business celebration will be held the week of June 10 to 14.
The SBA awards are presented in nine categories, and the Rhode Island SCORE chapter also presents and award. This year’s honorees are:
David MacDonald, founder and CEO of The Children’s Workshop, Cumberland
Gerald Barry, chairman of the board at MEDfx Corp., Warwick
Dr. Drew Carey, principal at CoastalVision, Newport
Robert Mancini, executive director of the R.I. Society of Certified Public Accountants
Antonio Fonseca and Vincent Fonseca, owners of Packaging & More, Central Falls
Elizabeth Yuill, president of Brown & Hopkins Country Store, Chepachet
Jeshua Zapata, president of Xzito Creative Solutions, Johnston
Gary Ezovski, owner of Lincoln Environmental Properties, North Smithfield
Ronald Caniglia, owner of STAND Corporation, Warwick
Jeanne Salisbury, president of Minuteman Press, Pawtucket
“I congratulate the Rhode Island and regional small business award winners,” Mark S. Hayward, director of the SBA Rhode Island District Office, said in a statement. “From the dozens of nominations received each year, we consider these the ‘best-of-the-best.’ Their hard work and demonstrated success are worthy of this recognition.”
Anyone interested in registering to attend the awards luncheon can find more information at www.sba.gov.