Two Knoxvillians win SBA awards

The Small Business Administration’s Tennessee District Office recently presented the Tennessee Small Business Week Awards in Nashville. Two businesses in Knoxville received awards this year.

Distinguished winners of the Tennessee SBA Small Business Awards for 2016 are:

Tennessee SBA Small Business Person of the Year
Terence Douglas, President, Alliant Corporation, Knoxville, TN

Women-Owned Small Business of the Year
Angel Carrier, Tennessee Pour House, Gallatin, TN

Rural Small Business of the Year
Cherry Rains, Recycle Aerosol, LLC, Bells, TN

Minority Small Business of the Year
Terrell C. Carpenter, Carpenter Primary Healthcare, PLLC, Memphis, TN

Family Owned Small Business of the Year
Josh Knott, Cindy Knott, Knott’s Fine Foods, Paris, TN

Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year
Dennis Crossett, Performance Running of West Tennessee, Jackson, TN

Small Business Exporter of the Year
Jorge Sanabria, President, Expoquip, LLC, Knoxville, TN

The U.S. Small Business Administration was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012, has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.  The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.  Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.