Posted by: Providence Chamber of Commerce | May 31, 2012

2012 Rhode Island Salute to Small Business

Chamber staff attended the 2012 Rhode Island Salute to Small Business, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE.   Congratulations to the following award winners:

Small Business Person of the Year – Carolyn A. Rafaelian, President, Alex and Ani, Inc.

Rhode Island SBA District Director Awards – Nancy Langrall, Policy Director for Senator Jack Reed

Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year for Rhode Island and New England – Rob Armstrong, President, AB Munroe Dairy

Women in Business Champion of the Year, Rhode Island and New England – Miriam Ross, Esq., Principal, Law Offices of Miriam A. Ross, Esquire

Joseph G. E. Knight Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence – Richard Remeika and Jose Sanchez, owners, Bob and Timmy’s Grilled Pizza

Home Based Business Champion of the Year – Lauren E. I. Slocum, President and CEO, Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce

Minority Small Business Champion of the Year – Claudia X. Cornejo, Business Information Specialist, Office of the RI Secretary of State

Financial Services Champion of the Year – Anthony Capuano, Jr., Senior Vice President, Webster Bank

Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year – Richard L. Ferro, Principal, RLF Management Services, LLC.

Congratulations to GPCC members Alex and Ani, Webster Bank and all of the award winners!


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