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Puerto Rico’s 3A Press execs among SBA Persons of the Year winners

By on March 20, 2019

Top small businesses to be recognized in D.C. May 5-6

SAN JUAN – Linda McMahon, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Monday the 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year winners, which include Puerto Rican entrepreneurs Marie Rosado Collado and Ángel Rosado, the president and vice president of 3A Press Corp., respectively.

Lajas, Puerto Rico-based 3A Press is a packaging service company for the life sciences industry as well as the consumer products and food & beverage industries.

“We look forward to honoring the Rosado siblings in May with SBA’s most prestigious award to a business person,” said SBA District Director Yvette T. Collazo. “For more than two decades their company has provided employment to over 100 employees and serviced a diverse client base in the pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries on the island.”

Winners from the 50 states, the District of Colombia and Guam were also announced and invited to attend ceremonies in Washington, D.C., on May 5-6, where they will be recognized. During the ceremonies, SBA will announce the 2019 National Small Business Person of the Year from the 53 winners from across the U.S.

“Entrepreneurs are the innovators who take risks on ideas, invest in their communities, and create jobs. Their skills and creativity not only support their own families, but they also make our neighborhoods and cities vibrant places to live and work, fueling our overall economic strength,” McMahon said in a release. “These small business owners’ best represent the nation’s 30 million small businesses and I look forward to welcoming the winners to Washington, D.C. in May when they are officially honored for their accomplishments.”

National Small Business Week will be observed May 5-11 with several events, with McMahon making stops in Washington, D.C., Florida, Texas and Utah.

In 1996, 3A Press began by supplying bound instructions manuals, but expanded to provide folding cartons and “training/assembly” kits, to then manufacture pharmaceutical, commercial and folding cartons.

“Our three generations of packaging experience and history allowed us to build an infrastructure and staff that not only understands our customers’ needs but, most importantly, also commits to complying with their standards on a consistent basis,” Marie Rosado told Caribbean Business for a supplement piece in June 2017.

Throughout the years, 3A Press adopted technology to produce higher-quality printed products, Alex Rosado said adding that the company leveraged “advances in pre-press workflows, Computer to Plate technology, vision-proofing systems, computer-enhanced press preparation, security systems, production controls, digital printing and so on,” to excel and earn “the respect not only of our customers but also our competitors. In fact, our competitors are emulating what we are doing and this inspires us to be even better, which results in major benefits to our customers.”

The executives said they are committed to protecting the environment, and has certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

“Our commitment to the environment is supported by the acquisition of a solar panel system to supply the manufacturing site’s energy demand,” Alex Rosado said at the time. “This system produces 929,867 kilowatt-hours and prevents total emissions of 1,241,406 pounds of CO2.”

2019 Small Business Persons of the Year Winners

ALABAMA                        

Alana Parker

President

Rocket City Drywall & Supply

Huntsville, AL

 

ALASKA              

John Tatham

President

Janet Tatham

Vice President

Shelley Bramstedt

Secretary/Treasurer

PIP Printing of AK

Anchorage, AK

 

ARIZONA                         

Jennifer Herbert

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Herbert

Chief Strategic Officer

Superstition Meadery LLC

Prescott, AZ

 

ARKANSAS        

April Broderick

Majority Owner/President

A&A Fire and Safety Company

Sherwood, AR

 

CALIFORNIA      

Jeffrey Perry

President

All Industrial Tool Supply

Huntington Beach, CA

 

COLORADO       

Rick Schmidt

President and CEO

Tipping Point Solutions

Centennial, CO

 

CONNECTICUT 

Joyce Reynolds

President

Jerardo Reynolds

Vice President

Reynolds Welding and Fabrication

Windsor, CT

 

DELAWARE       

Donald Chupp

President and CEO

Fireside Partners

Dover, DE

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA             

Paul Abbott

Owner

Laura Abbott

Co-Owner

Life of Riley

Washington, DC

FLORIDA                          

Jeff Turbeville

Owner/CEO

Sunshine Peanut Company

Jacksonville, FL

 

GEORGIA                         

Rebecca Lamont

President & Founder

Jeff Lamont

Director of Operations

Pathways Behavioral Consulting

Marietta, GA

 

GUAM

Richard Chan

President

Mika Gibson

Vice President

Archway

Tamuning, Guam

 

HAWAII

Rolf Klein

CEO

Alvin Bongolan

COO

Hawaii Energy Systems

Aiea, HI

 

IDAHO 

Nate Bondelid

President

Tek-Hut

Boise, ID

 

ILLINOIS             

Cornelius Damon Griggs

President/CEO

GMA Construction Group

Chicago, IL

 

INDIANA            

Casey Wright

CEO

NinjaZone & Wright Gymnastics

Greenwood, IN

 

IOWA   

Brad Barber

CEO, Co-Founder

Angie Barber

COO, Co-Founder

Cabin Coffee Franchising

Clear Lake, Iowa

 

KANSAS

Kurt Schmidt

President/Owner

Picasso’s Pizzeria

Wichita, KS

 

KENTUCKY 

Paul Isenberg

Owner/Founder

Smart Start Child Care

Bowling Green, KY

 

LOUISIANA        

LTC Danny Blanks, USAR-Ret

Member/CEO

Barlow Cook

Member/CCO

James Washington III

Member/CFO

Pontchartrain Partners

New Orleans, LA

 

MAINE 

Janie Wang

Owner/Member

Modernist Pantry

Eliot, ME

 

MARYLAND       

Zhensen Huang

CEO

Precise Software Solutions

Rockville, MD

 

MASSACHUSETTS           

Swati Elavia

President

Monsoon Kitchens

Shrewsbury, MA

 

MICHIGAN                       

Kathleen Eberle

President/CEO

NPO Transportation

Southfield, MI

 

MINNESOTA                    

Christine Lantin

President

Maud Borup

Plymouth, MN

 

MISSISSIPPI                     

Jennifer Sutton, D.S., D.V.M.

President

Jeffrey Sutton, B.S., D.V.M.

Secretary/Treasurer

Gulf Coast Veterinary Services

Biloxi, MS

 

MISSOURI                        

Carol Espinosa

Principal

Freedom Interiors

Kansas City, MO

 

MONTANA        

Devon Davidson

President/Owner

MARS of Billings

Billings, MT

 

NEBRASKA

Leon Weiland, President/Owner

Jean Weiland, Partner/Secretary/Treasurer

Weiland Doors

Norfolk, NE

 

NEVADA                           

Elena Ledoux

CEO

Nargiza Mukhutdinova

General Manager

Superb Maids

Las Vegas, NV

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE                        

Hale Cole-Tucker

President and Co-Founder

Erica Cole-Tucker

Vice President, Operations and Co-Founder

Tucker Restaurant Group

New London, NH

 

NEW JERSEY                    

Carl Fisher

CEO

Karen Froberg-Fejko

President

Bio-Serv and Radon Supplies

Flemington, NJ

 

NEW MEXICO   

Emile Gonzales

President

G2i, LLC

Albuquerque, NM

 

NEW YORK        

Christopher Bren

William Freedman

Todd Stewart

Members

Picture Farm II, LLC

Brooklyn, NY

 

NORTH CAROLINA                        

Steven Ceccarelli

CEO/President

Farm Fresh Produce

Faison, NC

 

NORTH DAKOTA            

Troy Derheim

President

Derheim Inc.

Harwood, ND

 

OHIO                  

Kristen Bailey

Co-Founder & CEO

Sweets and Meats

Cincinnati, OH

 

OKLAHOMA      

Michael Van Eaton

President

Cacy Van Eaton

Vice President

Susan Van Eaton

Secretary-Treasurer

Van Eaton Ready Mix

Shawnee, OK

 

OREGON                          

Marshall Doyle

President

Cal-Cert Company

Clackamas, OR

 

PENNSYLVANIA              

Ethan Wendle

Co-Founder and CEO

Matthew Chverchko

Co-Founder and COO

DiamondBack Automotive Accessories

Phillipsburg, PA

 

PUERTO RICO   

Marie Rosado Collado

President

Angel Rosado

Vice President

3A Press Corp.

Lajas, Puerto Rico

 

RHODE ISLAND

Justin Oakley

Owner/Occupational Therapist

Michael Vieira

Owner, MA & RI Licensed Contractor

Oakley Home Access

Narragansett, RI

 

SOUTH CAROLINA          

Adam Huneau

Owner, Founder and CEO

Alodia’s Cucina Italiana

Lexington, SC

 

SOUTH DAKOTA                           

Derek  DeGeest

President

DeGeest Steel Works

Tea, SD

 

TENNESSEE    

Larry Schmittou

President

L&S Family Entertainment

Hendersonville, TN

 

TEXAS                

Christi Bond

Co-Founder/President

Ragan Bond

Co-Founder/Vice President

Independence Coffee

Brenham, TX

 

UTAH   

Vivien Bohme

Owner and CEO

Fernanda Bohme

Owner and Designer

Bohme

Sandy, Utah

 

VERMONT                       

Steven Gagner

Owner/Founder

14th Star Brewing Company

St. Albans, VT

 

VIRGINIA                         

Roberto Ortiz

President/CEO

AVMAC, LLC

Chesapeake, VA

 

WASHINGTON  

Ross Black

Founder/CEO

Simple Box Storage

Lynden, WA

 

WEST VIRGINIA

Michael Mills

Managing Principal

Mills Group

Morgantown, WV

 

WISCONSIN 

Stacy Tuschl

President

The Academy of Performing Arts-Oak Creek and Franklin

Oak Creek, Wisconsin

 

WYOMING        

Ryan Gregory

President

Wyoming Roofing

Sheridan, WY

SBA to celebrate Small Business Week May 5-11 

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