Maryland Small Business Week Award Winners 2017

The 2017 SBA Maryland Small Business Week Award Winners are helping to shape their communities and the state of Maryland. We recognize them for their outstanding achievements and encourage you to "Dream Big and Start Small."

Small Business Person of the Year

Kara A. DiPietro, HMC Incorporated

Accountant Advocate of the Year

Peter McDonald, Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Co., LLC

Attorney Advocate of the Year

Donald Walsh, Wright, Constable and Skeen

District Director's Unsung Hero Award

Ellicott City Disaster Recovery Team

Small Business Exporter of the Year

George Hepburn, Dynasplint Systems, Inc.

Family Owned Small Business of the Year

Nelson Coleman Jewelers

Financial Services Champion of the Year

Gerald Baroudi, Business Finance Group

Home Based Business Champion of the Year

Andy Musliner, InRoad Toys, LLC

Insurance Advocate of the Year

Matthew Lehman, Moran Insurance

Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year

Delali Dzirasa, Fearless

Rising Star Student Entrepreneur Award

R.J. Batts, Picklehead, LLC

Women in Business Champion of the Year

Vanna Belton, Flavor

Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year

Charles D. Wilson, CW Consulting Group, LLC

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Jessica Zaleskiwicz, Coco Couture

Show your support for these amazing Maryland Business people by attending the 2017 MDSBWAwards Luncheon

Leaders of the 2017 Chamber Challenge

Most Votes

The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber

2nd Most Votes

Pikesville Chamber

3rd Most Votes

Cecil County Chamber

Our Gracious Contributors for 2017

American Dream Contributor


Small Business Startup Supporter

Small Business

Friends of Small Business Contributor

Small Business Media Supporter

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