2019 Michael Bunn, Sr. Memorial Rising Star Award – Azalealand Nursing and Rehabilitation


Michael “Mike” Bunn was the first person hired by Tony O’Reilly when the Savannah Certified Development Corporation, now known as the Small Business Assistance Corporation, was re-constituted in 1989. After many years as a part of SBAC, Miked developed cancer and sadly passed away. The Michael Bunn, Sr. Memorial Rising Start Award honors his memory. … Continue reading 2019 Michael Bunn, Sr. Memorial Rising Star Award – Azalealand Nursing and Rehabilitation

2019 Micro Entrepreneur of the Year – Friendship Coffee Company


The SBAC Micro-Business of the Year is given annually to a business who has demonstrated profitable growth and longevity, has a total of five or fewer full-time employees, and is active in the community.  The 2019 recipient is Friendship Coffee Company, a thriving small business which meets all these standards, especially community involvement. Gay Fortson … Continue reading 2019 Micro Entrepreneur of the Year – Friendship Coffee Company

SBAC Small Business Lender of the Year – Carol Brooks, Queensborough National Bank and Trust Company


Annually, the Small Business Lender of the Year Award is given to the loan officer most active in SBAC’s loan referrals and originations. Considering all loan programs, large or small, this award is determined first by the number of transactions an individual lender makes during our fiscal year.  In the event of a tie, the … Continue reading SBAC Small Business Lender of the Year – Carol Brooks, Queensborough National Bank and Trust Company

2019 T. McCoy Cornerstone Award: Mariadith Carter


Annaully, the Small Business Assistance Corporation awards the T. McCoy Cornerstone Award to someone who has achieved enduring professional excellence in the field of Administrative Assistance. The award honors Terry McCoy, who for over 15 years managed the SBAC administrative responsibilities.  In her daily work and dedication to the SBAC, Terry personified the very best … Continue reading 2019 T. McCoy Cornerstone Award: Mariadith Carter

TOP TIPS TO GET READY FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY®


As an organization that serves local business owners and customers, SBAC is proud to join with American Express to support the 10th annual Small Business Saturday® this Nov 30. Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 to help strengthen local economies. Today, it’s a holiday shopping tradition and part of a nationwide … Continue reading TOP TIPS TO GET READY FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY®

Local Business Owner Selected to Participate in Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program


A local small business owner, Seimitsu “Sam” Cook, was selected to participate in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses aims to provide access to education, capital and business support services to small business owners throughout the country. The program, which is delivered both remotely and on-site at the Babson … Continue reading Local Business Owner Selected to Participate in Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program