SBA kicks off National Small Business Week 2011

first_img7:30 pm ‘ 11:00 pm      Champion Award Winners GalaMandarin Oriental, Grand BallroomSponsored by Visa and AvayaSpeakers: Deputy Administrator Johns, Cathy Hughes Media Contacts:         Dennis Byrne                    Cecelia Taylor                                                 dennis.byrne@sba.gov(link sends e-mail)            cecelia.taylor@sba.gov(link sends e-mail)                                                  (202) 205-6567                  (202) 401-3059 Small Business Week 2011 sponsors and cosponsors include: Association of Small Business Development Companies, AT&T, AVAYA, CareerBuilder, Dun & Bradstreet, Google, International Franchise Association, Intuit, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, National Association of Development Companies,  National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, National Association of Small Business Investment Companies, National Association for the Self-Employed, National Small Business Association, Nomadic Display, Northrop Grumman, Office Depot, Raytheon, Sam’s Club, SCORE, The Neat Company, Verio, Visa, the Wall Street Journal, and Women Impacting Public Policy. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s participation in this cosponsored activity does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any cosponsor’s, donor’s, grantee’s, contractor’s or participant’s opinions, products, or services. All SBA programs and cosponsored programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance, by contacting sbw@sba.gov(link sends e-mail). Cosponsorship Authorization #SBW2011.# # # 10:00 am ‘ 12:00 pm     Forum #3: Exporting Tools for SuccessMandarin Oriental, Oriental Ballroom 12:30 pm ‘ 2:30 pm      National Awards Luncheon Honoring State Small Business WinnersMandarin Oriental, Grand BallroomSponsored by Sam’s ClubSpeakers: SBA Administrator Mills, Valerie B. Jarrett 2:30 pm ‘ 4:00 pm       Networking Time ‘ Visit Sponsor Tables, SBA Officials and the Cyber CaféMandarin Oriental Exhibit Areas The nation’s top entrepreneurs will gather this week to be recognized for their entrepreneurship, growth and success during the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week celebration, May 18-20, 2011, in Washington, DC.  Under the theme Empowering Entrepreneurs,’ the three-day event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Conference Center will highlight business owners from 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, whose business achievements have contributed to job creation, the economy and to the nation’s recovery.  The National Small Business Person of the Year will be named from this group on Friday, May 20.Awards will also be presented for notable achievements in disaster recovery, government procurement, small business advocacy, and to top-performing SBA resource and lending partners.Featured Speakers at National Small Business Week will include:Administrator Karen Mills, U.S. Small Business AdministrationDeputy Administrator Marie Johns, U.S. Small Business AdministrationValerie B. Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and Chair of theWhite House Council on Women and GirlsU.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island)U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu (D-Louisiana)Gail McGovern, President and CEO, American Red CrossCathy Hughes, Founder and Chairperson of Radio One Inc., and Chair ofSBA’s Advisory Council on Underserved CommunitiesSteve Case, Co-founder of AOL and Chair of Startup America PartnershipBill Rancic, Reality Show Star, Executive Producer and AuthorSeth Goldman, President and TeaEO, Honest Tea National Small Business Week will also feature a series of small business forums that are open to the public.  The forums address real-world topics that affect small businesses, including Growing Your Business While on the Go, Social Media, Exporting Tools for Success and Strategies for High Growth, High Impact Firms. The public can register for the free forums onsite starting at 1:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 18.  Events during National Small Business Week can be viewed virtually through SBA’s free, live webcasting accessible online at www.nationalsmallbusinessweek.com/webcast.php(link is external).  Visit www.NationalSmallBusinessWeek.com(link is external) to register for forums, and for the full Small Business Week schedule.  A list of the 2011 state winners can be found online athttp://nationalsmallbusinessweek.com/index.php?page=winners(link is external). Nation Small Business Week 2011 Schedule of Events(Subject to Change)Wednesday, May 181:00 pm ‘ 6:00 pm       Registration OpenMandarin Oriental Hotel, Pre-Function AreaSponsored by Microsoft2:30 pm ‘ 4:30 pm       Growing Your Business While on the Go – A Road Warrior’s PerspectiveMandarin Oriental, Oriental BallroomSponsored by AT&T and SCORESpeaker: Bill Rancic Thursday, May 198:00 am ‘ 5:00 pm       Registration OpenMandarin Oriental Hotel, Pre-Function AreaSponsored by Microsoft8:00 am ‘ 5:00 pm       Cyber Café OpenMandarin Oriental, Hillwood RoomSponsored by Google8:30 am ‘ 9:45 am       National Awards Breakfast Honoring Procurement Award WinnersMandarin Oriental, Grand BallroomSponsored by Raytheon10:00 am ‘ 11:15 am      Forum #1: Social Media: Get Your Business Connected Mandarin Oriental, Oriental BallroomSponsored by Intuit11:30 am ‘12:45 pm      Forum #2:  Strategies for High Growth, High Impact FirmsMandarin Oriental, Oriental BallroomSponsored by CareerbuilderSpeaker: Seth Goldman1:00 pm ‘ 2:30 pm       Phoenix Awards LuncheonMandarin Oriental, Grand BallroomSponsored by Sam’s ClubSpeaker: Sen. Jack Reed 2:30 pm ‘ 5:00 pm       Networking Time ‘ Visit Sponsor Tables, SBA Officials and the Cyber CafeMandarin Oriental Exhibit Areas6:00 pm ‘ 8:00 pm       Congressional Reception Hart Senate Office Building, Room SH-902Speaker: Sen. Mary L. Landrieu Friday, May 208:00 am ‘ 2:00 pm       Registration OpenMandarin Oriental Hotel, Pre-Function AreaSponsored by Microsoft8:00 am ‘ 5:00 pm       Cyber Café OpenMandarin Oriental, Hillwood RoomSponsored by Google 8:30 am ‘ 9:45 am       Breakfast Honoring the Entrepreneurial Development and Lender Award WinnersMandarin Oriental, Grand BallroomSponsored by Northrop GrummanSpeaker: Steve Case last_img read more

Westhill, Marcellus girls soccer both top Chittenango

first_imgEverything changed when, less than four minutes before halftime, Bears goalie Cassidy Kelly could not hold on to Rudnick’s initial shot from a cross by Ashley Bolesh and Rudnick tapped in the rebound.The 1-1 tie lasted all of 56 seconds in the second half before Bolesh, after Kelly’s spectacular diving stop on a Rudnick shot, sped in and converted the rebound. Then Erica Gangemi scored on a breakaway less than five minutes later, again assisted by RudnickThose three goals in a span of less than nine minutes proved decisive, though Gangemi would add a second goal, again off a feed from Rudnick, who had three assists on the night. Tags: girls soccerMarcellusWesthill When state no. 15-ranked Marcellus met Chittenango two nights later, it turned into a back-and-forth thriller that went deep into overtime before the Mustangs got the decisive goal and prevailed 3-2.Most of the first half was scoreless until the Mustangs’ Sara Milniecki scored in the 36th minute, assisted by Hannah Durand, and Sarah Fallon found the net less than five minutes into the second half.But the Bears showed lots of resolve, getting on the board when Moon’s corner kick was put home by Maryanna Garcia, and tying it 2-2 when another Moon corner deflected off several players before Shoemaker converted.So it went to overtime, and much of the 20 minutes went without a decisive goal. Then, with 2:10 left, Sarah Fallon’s cross was charged by Mielnicki, but she faked a shot and, instead, Katie MacLachlan put the ball past Cassidy Kelly,Back on Tuesday, Marcellus had fought past Cazenovia 2-1, with Fallon getting the first goal, assisted by Sam Wynne, and MacLachlan earning what proved to be the game-winner off a feed from Mei LaMarre. That offset the lone Lakers goal from Annie Baldwin.Then, after beating Chittenango, Marcellus faced Carthage Saturday, topping the Comets 3-0 as LaMarre scored less than two minutes into the game, Lily Locastro converted on a one-on-one breakaway in the 30th minute and Locastro struck again in the second half, this time assisted by Durand.As Marcellus was battling Chittenango, Westhill was rolling past Solvay 5-0, and the five goals came from five different players – Rudnick, Gangemi, Bolesh, Brooke Zollo and Mia Herrera. Lauren Holstein, Reilly Geer and Hannah Thayer earned assists.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img What the Westhill and Marcellus girls soccer teams had in common last week was offering challenges to a Chittenango side that had roared out to a 7-0 start this fall.Going first, the state Class B no. 9-ranked Warriors fell behind the Bears last Tuesday night, but used a midgame outburst to turn it around and, led by Ciarra Rudnick, prevailed 4-1.Though slow out of the gate, Westhill did have most of the early opportunities. Chittenango weathered them and, in the 27th minutes, took a 1-0 lead when Emily Moon’s free kick from the right corner was deflected in by Ally Shoemaker.last_img read more

Stow breaks his duck on US collegiate circuit

first_img27 Mar 2014 Stow breaks his duck on US collegiate circuit Ben Stow secured his maiden US collegiate victory after a dramatic playoff with Niclas Carlsson from Sweden in a tournament at Bulls Bay in South Carolina. A member of the University of Kentucky team, Stow shot rounds of 69 73 and 67 to tie with Carlsson on seven-under-par 209. But Stow won the individual title in sudden death with a birdie on the 18th, the first playoff hole. England international Stow from Wiltshire (image copyright Leaderboard Photography) helped his college team, Kentucky Wildcats, to sixth place in the team event but Carlsson had the consolation of steering his team, Auburn, to the team title with a closing 66. Stow, 22, went into the final round tied for third at two under par but his closing bogey-free 67 brought his birdie tally for the event to 14, including six on the final day. “How good is Ben Stow to bounce back and win this week with a birdie on the first playoff hole?” said Kentucky head coach Brain Craig. “I am so proud of him. He works his tail off and it is nice to see it play off with a win.” Stow’s closing 67 was his third sub-70 of the season, while his best finishes before the victory were two fourth places. Full results of eventlast_img read more