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!!!
RELEASE: March 5, 2013
AZSBDC Success Awards To Honor Small Business
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.
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
Caboose Frozen Treats - Thatcher
Cellulars Conexion - Mesa David Carrizosa
MarTek - Tempe
Paideia Academies -
Dr. Brian Winsor
Bottom Line Tax, Accounting & Business Services- Tucson
Lou and Anna Ciurca
Delectables Restaurant & Catering - Tucson
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
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."
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."
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
information on the 2013
Success Awards can be obtained by calling (480) 731-8720.
About The AZSBDC Network
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.
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.
the Network served 3,177 clients and helped create or retain 1,471
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.
Annual Report (including economic impact) will be
released on March 15, detailing the AZSBDC's contribution to the
Master Award Winner Built A Company Helping Others Build
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.