SBA announces Small Business Week award winners

SBA announces Small Business Week award winners

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the 2020 Rhode Island Small Business Week awardees. This year’s winners are led by the Rhode Island Small Business Persons of the Year, Harmony Oschefski and Cedar Hwang, owners of the Bodhi Spa in Newport, along with the five New England regional winners and six state-level awardees.

Historically, Small Business Week is observed in early May but due to the risk of COVID-19 and state guidelines for social distancing the annual event was postponed.

Locally, National Marker Company in North Smithfield earned the award for Rhode Island & New England Small Business Manufacturer. Michael Black is the president of the company.

Winning for R.I. Veteran-owned Small Business was Smoke & Squeal BBQ of Pawtucket, owned by Adam Batchelder.