SBA Names Winners

June 14, 1996

A Missouri businesswoman was named National Small Business Person of the Year by the Small Business Administration. Phyllis Hannan, president of Laser Light Technologies, received the award last week as part of the SBA's Small Business Week (June 2-8) celebration. Small Business Week is designated each year to honor the nation's small businesses and to highlight their contributions to the national economy and their local communities. SBA also honored leading business owners from each state, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico at the ceremonies in Washington. Contact SSTI for the names of the state or special award winners.

SBA also announced the winners of the First Annual "Tibbetts Awards" in recognition of individuals and organizations that have provided outstanding contributions to the Small Business Innovation Research Program.

Award winners came from private sector, non-profit, and government organizations including:

  • Arizona Innovation Network Scottsdale, AZ
  • Small Business High Technology Inst Phoenix, AZ
  • U S West, Inc./U S West Foundation Englewood, CO
  • Connecticut Innovations, Inc. Rocky Hill, CT
  • Advanced Technology Development Center, Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA
  • High Technology Development Corp. Honolulu, HI
  • Center for Advanced Technology Development, Iowa State University Ames, IA
  • Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp. Topeka, KS
  • MERRA Specialty SBDC Ann Arbor, MI
  • Minnesota Project Innovation, Inc. Minneapolis, MN
  • SBIR Circuit Rider Ronan, MT
  • SBIR Advisory Council of NC Research Triangle Pk, NC
  • Center for Innovation and Business Development Grand Forks, ND
  • College of Engineering and Technology, University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
  • Los Alamos Econ Dev Corp Los Alamos, NM
  • New York State Center for Advanced Thin Film Technology Albany, NY
  • Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology Oklahoma City, OK
  • Center for Applied Technology Pendleton, SC
  • Center for Small Business Innovation Research Madison, SD
  • Automation & Robotics Research Institute Fort Worth, TX
  • Utah Technology Finance Corp Salt Lake City, UT
  • Vermont EPSCoR Burlington, VT
  • Wisconsin Small Business Innovation Consortium Madison, WI