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DSLBD and SBA Celebrate DC Small Business Award Winners

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

DSLBD and SBA Celebrate DC Small Business Award Winners

SBA’s Metro DC 2012 Small Business Awards Feature DC Businesses

Washington, DC—The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) joined the US Small Business Administration (SBA) today in celebrating the achievements of Atlas Research and EAB Creative Planning Services, LLC at the SBA’s 2012 Metro DC Small Business Awards. These awards celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of DC area small businesses as critical elements of the metropolitan DC area. Both 2012 winners are District of Columbia businesses.

“The District of Columbia is a global business destination supported by a vibrant community of small businesses,” said DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) Director Harold Pettigrew.“It is personally rewarding to acknowledge the success of our small businesses, and it is a privilege to serve and support them.”

Each year, the SBA recognizes outstanding small businesses nationwide that make our communities great places to live. This year, Atlas Research and EAB Creative Planning LLC, two District of Columbia businesses, received awards. Headed by Ryung Suh and Mark H. Chichester, Atlas Research is a health care consulting and research firm providing strategic advisory services to health systems leaders. EAB Creative Planning LLC’s CEO is Evelyn Bandoh, who helps creative entrepreneurs turn what they create and what they do into viable, sustainable, and successful businesses. DSLBD is proud to celebrate the successes of the District’s small and local business community and acknowledge the accomplishments of the 2012 Award winners.

To learn more about Atlas Research, please visit: http://atlasresearch.us. To learn more about EAB Creative Planning Services, LLC, please visit: http://eabplanning.com.

About the District of Columbia Department of Small and Local Business Development

The District of Columbia Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) fosters the economic growth, development, and retention of District of Columbia based businesses, and promotes economic development throughout the District’s commercial corridors. For more information on all of DSLBD’s services, go to http://dslbd.dc.gov, contact us at dslbd@dc.gov, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/smallbizdc, or follow us on Twitter at @SmallBizDC.

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