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June  2009

Shelburne Farms Coach Barn

Vermont's SBA Awards

Small Business Person of the Year
Mark Bonfigli, Founder & CEO
Dealer.com
Burlington, VT
www.dealer.com

Small Business Exporter of the Year
Jim Sault, General Manager
Porter Music Box
Randolph, VT
www.portermusicbox.com

SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Tara Lynn Scheidet, Owner
Tara Lynn Studio
Sutton, VT
www.taralynnstudio.com 

Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Small Business of the Year
John Vincent, Owner
Vincent's Drug & Variety Store
Waterbury, VT

Microenterprise Success
Gail Wheel, President
Wheel House Designs, Inc.
Hyde Park, VT
www.wheelhousedesigns.com

Financial Services Champion
Matt Cota, Executive Director
Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
Montpelier, VT
www.vermontfuel.com 

Veteran Small Business Champion
Major Randall K. Gates, State Family Program Director
Vermont National Guard
Colchester, VT
www.vtguard.com 

Home-Based Business Champion
Stephen Paddock, Assistant Director for
Agribusiness Small Business Development Center 
www.vtsbdc.org/programs/agribusiness 

Women in Business Champion of the Year
Mary Peabody, Community Development Specialist
University of Vermont Extension
Burlington, VT
www.uvm.edu/extension/