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Looking back on National Small Business Week 2022


West Virginia small businesses know a thing or two about “Building a Better America through Entrepreneurship”, as nearly 99 percent of businesses in the Mountain State are considered small and they employ nearly half of the private sector workforce. Therefore it was fitting the U.S. Small Business Administration to choose that as their 2022 National Small Business Week theme of the year as a Mountain State small business owner won the most prestigious award offered by the agency.

Among our district level award winners, Jill Scarbro founder of Bright Futures Learning Services out of Winfield, WV was selected as the 2022 SBA National Small Business Person of the Year. Friday, May 6, 2022, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center celebrated their 2022 Small Business Week winners at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center in Fairmont. The keynote speaker for the event was White House appointee SBA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator John Fleming.

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