Wednesday, March 13, 2013

AZSBDC 2013 Success Awards

On March 18th, the Arizona Small Business Development Center Network will be hosting the 2013 Success Awards, where 14 small Arizona businesses and their achievements will be honored. Join us in recognizing these hard-working members of our community and everything they've accomplished! The Success Awards will be held on the House Lawn of the Arizona State Capitol Complex from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm. If you need more information on the event, call (480) 731-8720. We hope to see everyone there!!!
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PRESS RELEASE: March 5, 2013
AZSBDC Success Awards To Honor Small Business Achievements
TEMPE, AZ - Fourteen Arizona small businesses and their achievements will be honored at the 2013 Success Awards and Legislative Lunch on March 18.
The event is hosted by the Arizona Small Business Development Center Network (AZSBDC) and scheduled to take place from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on the House Lawn of the Arizona State Capitol Complex, 1700 W. Washington Street in Phoenix. Arizona Capitol Times publisher Ginger Lamb will serve as emcee of the event, which is expected to attract more than 300 guests, including members of the Arizona Legislature and government, business and community leaders from across the state.
"The Success Awards provide an annual opportunity to recognize and applaud the achievements of Arizona small businesses," AZSBDC State Director Janice Washington said. "The winners represent a wide range of industries and come from every part of this state. Their accomplishments are impressive, given the continuing challenges of the national and global economies."
The 2013 Success Awards winners include:
2013 Master Award Winner
Odle Management Group, Inc. - Scottsdale 
Lisa S. Odle
2013 Success Award Winners
Mariscos Mar Azul - Yuma AZ
Hortencia Rosales, Alex Morales   
Papazona Pizza, Inc. - Apache Junction
Michael Chastek, Chester Chastek
Munsey Contract & Development - Sierra Vista 
Norman Munsey, Mark Berg, Rick Berg, Kathi Johnson
Mother Road Brewing Company - Flagstaff 
Michael Marquess
Caboose Frozen Treats - Thatcher 
Wendy Skinner
Cellulars Conexion - Mesa 
 David Carrizosa 
MarTek - Tempe
Mark James
Paideia Academies - Phoenix     
Dr. Brian Winsor
Bottom Line Tax, Accounting & Business Services - Tucson
 Lou and Anna Ciurca
Delectables Restaurant & Catering - Tucson 
Donna DiFiore
Budget Blinds - Kingman
Ed and LeeAnn Benton
Loan Prairie - Lakeside
Mike Sattinger, Eric Grossman, Robert Fee
Quality Vans & Specialty Vehicles - Prescott
Vicki Reber, Doug Reber, Gary Reber 
"Each of these entrepreneurs has a story to share about what it takes to create and grow a successful small business in today's environment," Washington noted. "Their collective achievements demonstrate the dedication, resourcefulness and energy that has always characterized the Arizona small business owner."
Success Award winners worked with an AZSBDC Network Center to achieve their goals and are chosen for their accomplishments during the previous year (2012). "Each winner's story is a good example of how the AZSBDC Network is helping Arizona businesses succeed," said Washington. "We are a very strong Network with statewide reach."
The Network is also the host of the Arizona Procurement Technical Assistance Center (AZPTAC) network, which is headquartered in Glendale and has satellite locations in Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson and Yuma.
A map of all Network locations, including the new AZPTAC sites, can be found online HERE
More information on the 2013 Success Awards can be obtained by calling (480) 731-8720.
About The AZSBDC Network
The AZSBDC Network is Arizona's most accessible source of assistance for small businesses, with 26 locations throughout Arizona, including 10 regional Service Centers and 16 satellites and/or meeting sites. Centers are located in Phoenix, Flagstaff, Prescott, Casa Grande, Kingman, Show Low, Sierra Vista, Thatcher, Tucson and Yuma.

AZSBDC programs are funded in part through cooperative agreements with 9 Arizona community colleges, one non-profit organization and the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The statewide Network is hosted by the Maricopa County Community Colleges District.
During 2012, the Network served 3,177 clients and helped create or retain 1,471 jobs. AZSBDC clients started 352 new businesses last year and created more than $38.6 million in capital. They collectively increased their sales by more than $54.2 million last year.
The Network's 2012 Annual Report (including economic impact) will be released on March 15, detailing the AZSBDC's contribution to the Arizona economy.

Arizona SBDC Network
Janice C. Washington
State Director
Lori Martinek
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State Office
2411 W. 14th Street
Tempe AZ 85281
Master Award Winner Built A Company Helping Others Build Meaningful Careers
Master Award Winner and Odle Management Group owner Lisa Odle had more than 20 yeas of experience managing Job Corps programs in the public and private sector when she decided to start her own company in 2004.  
Today, Odle Management Group is an 8(a) certified, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) with more than 300 employees and sales of more than $29.3 million in 2012. 
"A lot of doors open for you when you're certified," said Odle.
The company oversees contracts for the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Job Corps and provided more than 8,000 youth between the ages of 16 and 24 with federally-funded training, admissions and placement services during 2012.
Success in government contracting is all about performance, according to Odle. "You never want to take on more than you can handle," she noted. You have to prove yourself and you have to perform. Period."
Odle was also honored as an SBA Top 100 Business in 2011. She worked with the Maricopa SBDC on financial analysis and forecasting, effective marketing and business matchmaking.
Lisa's full profile will be available on the AZSBDC website on March 15, as part of the 2013 Success Awards Program and AZSBDC 2012 Annual Report. Each of the Success Award winners will be profiled in that publication.

The Arizona Small Business Development Center (AZSBDC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.


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