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Velazquez Salutes BK Small Business Week Awardees

Velázquez Salutes BK Small Business Week Awardees
May 7, 2019
Press Release

Two Small Navy Yard Firms Receive

National Small Business Week Recognition

Washington, D.C.—As the nation celebrates National Small Business Week, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) is saluting two small businesses located in New York’s 7th Congressional district that have been recognized as National Small Business Week Awardees by the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Today, at an awards ceremony in Times Square, SBA’s New York District Office recognized Christopher Bren, William Freedman and Todd Stewart of Picture Farm Production, a creative services firm, with its Small Business Person of the Year Award. Additionally, Chelsea Brownridge, Founder of the startup DogSpot, will receive the Woman Small Business Owner of the Year Award. Both small businesses are located in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard.

“This week and every week, we pay tribute to the small businesses that exemplify America’s commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation,” said Velázquez. “There is certainly no shortage of these firms in my district in New York and I am proud to see two of them recognized by SBA this National Small Business Week. As Chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee, I am working every day to ensure that small firms at home in New York and across this country have the tools they need to create jobs and drive our prosperity forward.”

Every year since 1963, the President has designated a week to celebrate the contributions of small businesses and entrepreneurs across the country. This year, National Small Business Week is being held from May 5-11th.


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