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Thursday, April 17, 2003

Small-Business Awards To Be Conferred

Journal Staff Report
    Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will be the speaker at the annual New Mexico Small Business Administration awards luncheon April 25 at the Sheraton Old Town.
    The awards and winners are:
   
  • The New Mexico Small Business Person of the Year, Paul Benson, president and general manager of Dankoff Solar Products Inc. in Santa Fe;
       
  • The Entrepreneurial Success of the Year, Anthony Thomas, president and CEO of U.S. Cotton LLC in Rio Rancho;
       
  • SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Christina Moya, president of Santa Fe Protective Services; and
       
  • Small Business Exporters of the Year, Alfredo Cortazar, president, and Kenny S. Mosher, vice president of operations, of Sombra Cosmetics in Albuquerque.
        Cost is $35 per person. Call (800) 281-7232 or (505) 428-1362 or Susan Chavez at the SBA at (505) 346-6759.
        The state SBA also honors advocates of the year: Ed Consroe of Citibank/Citicorp Credit Services as the financial service advocate; Order from Chaos owner Liz Davenport as the home-based business advocate; Stephen F. Mee, manager of the Facility & Waste Operations, Cerro Grande rehabilitation project at Los Alamos National Laboratory, as the minority small-business advocate; Andrew J. DeSalvo, chairman and president of New Mexico Hunt and Hounds in Ojo Caliente, as the research advocate; Four Corners Business Journal editor Eric Fisher as the small-business journalist of the year; Cheri Tillman Anderson of the Reality Education Group in Sandia Park as women-in-business advocate; and H. Harry Bogosian, with the Veteran's Service Commission in Rio Rancho, as the veterans' advocate.