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SBA Awards Small Business Owner For Perseverance

Written by Jenna Weiner
Published: 5/27/2011

Florida small business owner was one of a number entrepreneurs honored by the organization this month.

Many small businesses in the Gulf region were affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill last year, and a good portion of those are still struggling to recover. A number of the businesses applied for assistance, and one such business owner is being honored for her persistence in the wake of the disaster.

SBA Awards

This week, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced it was awarding its Perseverance Award to Brenda Bryson, owner of Coastal Printing Services, Inc., a Panama City Beach, Florida, company which has been able to survive the 2010 accident.

Frank Skaggs, director of the SBA's Disaster Field Operation Center, said the award aims to celebrate those small business owners who demonstrate the entrepreneurial spirit.

"The Perseverance Award is an acknowledgement of an individual's effort and recognition of the contributions they make toward the recovery of their communities," he said. "Each of the recipients displayed tremendous courage and resourcefulness in the disaster's aftermath, which exemplifies the spirit one must have to recover."

Earlier this month the SBA honored small business owners in Rhode Island and Tennessee whose businesses had survived significant flooding in those states.

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