TAMPA, Fla. (March 30, 2023) –On Wednesday, May 10, 2023, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will join the Florida SBDC at USF, while celebrating National Small Business Week, to recognize businesses from the 10-county Tampa Bay region at the 2023 Florida SBDC at USF Business Awards Celebration Luncheon. The 2023 Business Awards Luncheon will recognize Florida SBDC at USF and U.S. SBA business award winners for their hard work and dedication during 2022. In addition, Florida SBDC at USF team members will be recognized for their outstanding work.
Guests will have a chance to visit the University of South Florida (USF) Marshall Center, located at 4103 USF Cedar Cir, Tampa, FL 33620 (Second Floor: 2100 AB), while networking and enjoying a hot lunch and drinks. The event will kick off at 11:30 a.m. with a welcome from Florida SBDC at USF regional director, Carl Hadden, and continue with presentations of small business awards, SBA business awards, network performance awards, and a keynote speaker.
Spectrum Reach will honor their local Pay It Forward program recipients, and introduce this year’s keynote speaker, Johnny Crowder. Crowder is a touring musician, entrepreneur, and mental health advocate, focused on moving forward in life and business.
“We are thrilled to have Johnny Crowder join us for this annual celebration,” Stacey Dadd, associate director of the Florida SBDC at USF, said. “Being an entrepreneur can sometimes be very lonely and make you second guess yourself, and Johnny, as a small business owner himself, has real life experience with that, that he can share with our local business community.”
This event is open to the public. Cost is $50 per attendee. For more details, please visit SBDCTampaBay.com/2023Awards.
About the Florida SBDC at USF
The Florida SBDC at USF helps create a better Florida for all by providing businesses the expertise and resources needed to succeed and grow. The Florida SBDC at the University of South Florida is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide partnership program nationally accredited by the Association of America’s SBDCs and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida, and other private and public partners, with the University of West Florida serving as the network’s lead host institution. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals.