Honorees span a variety of industries to include manufacturing, retailing, professional services, construction and food, in addition to utility, business and community organizations. The following individuals, businesses and organizations will be honored as recipients in the awards program:
Small Business Persons of the Year
National leader in the entertainment production and lighting industry; growth has been aided by SBA blank loan
NPI Services excels in the rapid R & D proto-type contract manufacturing business, has blank using SBA loan programs
Judy Ann Greenspon, Founder/CEO, NPI Services,Inc.; Costa Mesa
8(a) Business Development Graduate of the Year
8(a) Graduate, President, ACCU Construction, Inc.; Santa Ana
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Offers various programs to the customer while maximizing grower returns through quality and service.
Brian Gomez, President/CEO, GreenFruits Avocados, LLC; Newport Beach
Women Owned Small Business of the Year
A certified woman owned small business that specializes in content-driven software development and computer security.
Laura Webster, President, WebSec Corporation; Murrieta
Micro Business of the Year
75 years of title, escrow and real estate experience.
Randy Fernando, President/CEO, Property IQ National Settlement Services, Inc.; Anaheim
Family-Owned Business of the Year
Peabody Engineering's commitment is to provide the most intuitively designed, high-quality products to its customers available anywhere.
Mark Peabody, President/CEO, Peabody Engineering & Supply, Inc.; Corona
Small Business Champions
SCORE Mentor of the Year
Small business advocate focuses on growing the business community and being a good steward for entrepreneurs
Gary Smith, SCORE-Orange County Chapter
Community Excellence Award
Moreno Valley is Southern California’s best opportunity for a new business or a development project
Moreno Valley Economic Development Department, City of Moreno Valley
Veteran Small Business Champion
Honoree reflects patriotism for the sacrifice of those who have worn the uniform and the importance of small businesses in the U.S. economy
Parish Morris, Founder, Veterans Business Action Committee; Murrieta
Your efforts will help the OCHCEF which provides programs, speakers, mentors, partnerships, resources and scholarship dollars for the Orange County Hispanic Youth Chamber (OCHYCC) and High School Career Clubs.