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ServPro to be recognized at the 2019 Annual SBA Awards

Congratulations Bill Uhl and team, of ServPro Jamestown/Olean!



Release Date: April 16, 2019

Contact: Kelly LoTempio, 716-551-3249,

Release Number: 19-08

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BUFFALO, NY— Franklin J. Sciortino, district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Buffalo district office announced today the names of 31 Small Business Week award winners from the 14 westernmost counties of New York State.

“We are extremely proud to honor and spot light all of the Western New York Small Business Week award winners for their outstanding achievements and entrepreneurial spirit.” As risk takers, innovators and employers, these winners reflect how small businesses contribute to both the state economy and their local communities.”

According to Regional Administrator Steve Bulger, who oversees federal agency operations in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Western New York’s National Small Business Week winners represent some of the best in the Empire State. “The SBA works to connect entrepreneurs to counseling and funding opportunities with lending partners that provide small business owners the boost they need to start, grow and expand. Our agency is proud to spotlight small businesses that not only make up our main streets and local downtowns throughout Western New York, but also personify the character of our nation,” Bulger said.

Presenting this year’s awards will be Michele DeLuca, a columnist, business reporter and lifestyle editor for the Niagara Gazette and the Lockport Journal.

“It’s an honor to participate in the Small Business Week Awards,” DeLuca said, adding that as a journalist and newspaper editor she has a keen understanding of what small businesses face today to stay solvent in crowded markets.

“Community newspapers are small businesses and we must hustle much like all small businesses, to keep our customers aware of and satisfied with our product,” she explained. She is also in a unique position to share tips with local businesses on how to get the attention of local media and has participated at the local SBA events where business representatives gather with media personalities to discuss ways to understand and enhance relationships with local media outlets.

Winners will be recognized on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the SBA Small Business Week Awards Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at the Salvatore’s Italian Gardens from 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Tickets cost $45 per seat or $450 per table of 10. Please contact Kelly LoTempio, Economic Development Specialist/Public Information Officer at (716) 551-3249 or by e-mail at for reservations. You may also register on-line at: SBA Small Business Week Awards Luncheon Reservations.

The following is a list of the SBA’s 2019 Buffalo District Small Business Week award winners.

Bank of Akron

Novel Restaurant

Clarence Pharmacy

Bank of America

Douglas G. Paterson & Sons, Inc.

Solmac, Inc.

Bank on Buffalo

STRETCH Beyond Massage

Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce

JDog Junk Removal and Hauling

Citizens Bank

Stevens Driving School LLC

Community Bank

Legend Excavating LLC


Pressure Drop Brewing

Evans Bank

bizWin Strategies

95 Nutrition LLC

Five Star Bank

Fifth Frame Brewing Co., LLC

Hispanic Heritage Council


Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce

Triad Recycle and Energy

Key Bank

Range Marketing, LLC

Elbers Landscape Service, Inc.

Lake Shore Savings Bank

Clarksburg Cider

M&T Bank

Lisa S. Ball Family Health NP, PLLC

Jamestown Soap & Solvent, Inc.


Wilcox Financial Group, LLC

Northwest Bank

Crockett & Co. Barbershop, LLC

NYBDC/Excelsior Growth Fund

VitalSigns dba Palmer Graphic Solutions LLC

Jamestown Community College SBDC

Servpro of Jamestown Olean

Niagara County Community College SBDC

Kith & Kin Bakeshop & Bistro

Steuben Trust


Tompkins Bank of Castile

Bubbas Landscape

Direkt Recovery, LLC

Women’s Business Center at Canisius College

The Real You Physical Therapy


50/50 Marketing Partners


For the complete article and a full list of SBA District Winners, visit the SBA Buffalo District office website and Facebook page.

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