Vegas PBS Co-Hosts the 2016 SBA Nevada Small Business Awards, May 4

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Vegas PBS Co-Hosts the 2016 SBA Nevada Small Business Awards, May 4

Outstanding Business Leaders to be Honored at Luncheon 

(Las Vegas) – Vegas PBS is co-sponsoring the SBA Nevada Small Business Awards for the fifth year, honoring Nevada’s most outstanding businesses. The event will be held Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. with the luncheon to follow at noon.

In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the ceremony will highlight the achievements and accomplishments of small business owners, recognizing those who have excelled in their respective industries, as well as those who have championed the cause of small business development in Nevada.

The 2016 award categories and winners are as follows:

  • Small Business Person of the Year: Bradley Burdsall, Owner, The Egg Works and Egg & I, Las Vegas
  • Minority Owned Business of the Year: Enrique Villar-Mendez, President, Radioactive Productions, Las Vegas
  • Women Owned Business of the Year: Jennifer DeHaven, President and CEO, Millenium Staffing Solutions, Las Vegas
  • Family Owned Business of the Year: Robert and Danielle Quirk, Owners, Lincoln Heating and Air, Sparks
  • Veteran Owned Business of the Year: Robert Daniel, President, Pridestaff, Las Vegas
  • Rural Business of the Year: Rick and Ann Lattin, Owners, Lattin Farms, Fallon
  • Microenterprise Business of the Year: Jarrod Mesloh, Owner, Nevada Tannery, Fallon
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit Award: David Croasdell, Hopping Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Randi Hecht, Owner, Intellitext, Reno
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year: Brian Howard, President, DS3Tek, Las Vegas
  • Women’s Business Advocate of the Year: Leanna Jenkins, Director, Nevada Women’s Business Center, Las Vegas
  • Small Business Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award: Bob Cushman, SCORE Counselor, SCORE, Las Vegas

Tickets are $60 per person and $550 per table of 10. For tickets or more information on the event visit, contact Summer Collins at 702.799.1010 ext. 5363 or

About Vegas PBS

Dedicated to enriching lives in Southern Nevada, Vegas PBS uses television and other technologies to educate and empower individuals and to amplify the effectiveness of community organizations.

Vegas PBS Channel 10 is one of America’s most-watched PBS stations and offers five unique secondary channels: Create, Vme, Worldview, Rewind and Jackpot! Vegas PBS also collaborates with strategic partners to create content that examines current and historic regional issues.

Vegas PBS provides outreach programs to assist students of any age, from childhood through adulthood; professional development services for teachers; online adult job training and education courses; career services and resources for veterans; literacy and health workshops for families; educational materials for the deaf, hard of hearing, blind or vision impaired; and 24/7 online access to content via an array of devices and media.

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Communications & Promotion
Vegas PBS
3050 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas NV 89121
702-799-1010 ext. 5352