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#SFSBW2016: Congratulations to 2016 Small Business Awardees

Every year during San Francisco Small Business Week, Mayor Ed Lee’s and the Board of Supervisors, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the San Francisco Economic Development Alliance come together to award small businesses who inspire others or exemplify excellence. We’d like to take a moment to congratulate all of those organizations. We hope you’ll join us this week to celebrate these small businesses, and the thousands of other small businesses who continue to shape our communities and keep San Francisco a world-class city!

U.S. Small Business Administration 2016 National Small Business of the Year
Helen Russell, Equator Coffee and Tea

U.S. Small Business Administration 2016 Emerging Business
Nona Lim, Noma Lim

Mayor Ed Lee’s 2016 Small Business Week Honorees

  • Local Hire: Gus’s Community Market
  • Community Leadership: San Francisco Federal Credit Union (Excelsior Branch) 
  • Community Impact: Black Bark BBQ
  • Community Innovation: Green Apple Books 
  • Business Strengthening: Dragon Papa
  • Heritage: La Mejor Bakery

Board of Supervisors 2016 Small Business Week Honorees

  • District 1: La Promenade Café
  • District 2: Valentino Market
  • District 3: Le Beau Nob Hill Market
  • District 4: 3 Fish Studios
  • District 5: Blackthorn
  • District 6: Social Imprints
  • District 7: Twin Peaks Auto Care
  • District 8: Mitchell’s Ice Cream
  • District 9: Good Life Grocery
  • District 10: Economic Development on Third
  • District 11: Central Drug Store and & Daniel’s Pharmacy

San Francisco Economic Development Alliance 2016 Micro-enterprise of the Year Award
Treasure Anthony “Len” Rogers, owner of Electric Bicycle Super Store

San Francisco Small Business Commission 2016 Use of Technology Award
San Francisco Office of the Treasurer


Don’t Miss the Small Business Conference Tomorrow!
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We’d like to thank Bank of America for joining us as the Presenting Sponsor, Comcast Business for joining us as the Small Business Conference host, and San Francisco Office of Small Business for joining us as the Flavors of San Francisco hosts for the 12th Annual San Francisco Small Business Week. We’d also like to thank the following organizations for their sponsorship and for making SF Small Business Week possible: City View at Metreon, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Wells Fargo, Airbnb, Bank of the West, Bay Area Development Company, Capital Access, Google, Kabbage, San Francisco International Airport, Main Street Launch, San Francisco Green Business, San Francisco-Marin Lawyer Referral and Information Service, Recology, CDC Small Business Finance, Endicia, Staffly, Sterling Bank, Straus Events, TMC Financing, VEDC, Visa, U.S. Bank, YP Marketing Solutions and San Francisco Business Times.