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NH Companies Among 2023 New England Small Business Week Award Winners

Published Monday May 1, 2023

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) New England Regional Officehas named two NH companies among its 2023 New England Small Business Week Award winners and advocates. 

“The 2023 SBA New England Small Business Week Award winners represent the best of small business across the region,” says SBA Regional Administrator Mike Vlacich. “Small businesses like these are the reason we are emerging from the pandemic stronger.  I congratulate them on their achievements and their role in creating jobs and powering our nation’s historic economic comeback. “

This year during National Small Business Week, observed from April 30-May 6, SBA will honor the nation’s 33 million small businesses for their perseverance, ingenuity, triumphs, and creativity. And the SBA, along with small business partners, will share important information about the many programs and services available to help businesses start and grow, expand, and recover. 

 The National Small Business Week events will also include access to federal resources, opportunities for new business strategies, and opportunities to meet other business owners and chat with industry experts. 

SBA will honor the New England Small Business Week Award Winners at events across the region all month long.  

The 2023 SBA New England Small Business Week Award winners are:

Jeffrey Butland Family-owned Small Business

Gwen Brodis and Ron Howard, Brodis Blueberries

Hope, Maine


Young Entrepreneur

Nicholas Gray, Gray Property Group, LLC

Manchester, New Hampshire

Nick Gray



Jeffrey Folb and Debra Baggish, Vermont Gatherings

Williston, Vermont



Susan Lanphear, Beeline LLC

Henniker, New Hampshire

Susan Lanphear 


Lawrence McLaurin and Henry Smith, FAD Mechanical

North Haven, Connecticut



Michelle Goulet, Kidz Go Eco Nature School

Saco, Maine



Ellen Puccetti, Jennifer Roberts, Elizabeth Dulude, Wright’s Dairy Farm

North Smithfield, Rhode Island


Financial Services

Eddy Desir, Cambridge Savings Bank

Waltham, Massachusetts



Loubnen Sukkar, The Backyard Food Company

Warwick, Rhode Island



Andrew Zeppa, Element 119 LLC

Cheshire, Connecticut



Wonderlyn Murphy, City Enterprise, Inc.

Springfield, Massachusetts

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