Small business honoree Victoria Washington recognized at ceremonies in Little Rock, D.C.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration named Victoria Washington, president of Vision Information Technology Consultants in Little Rock, Arkansas’ Small Business Person of the Year.

She will be acknowledged at the 27th-annual Arkansas Small Business Week Awards Luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock on Thursday (May 4). The event will start at 11:45 a.m. John Burgess, president of Mainstream Technologies in Little Rock, is the keynote speaker.

“Victoria’s hard work and dedication have proved successful in building an amazing business here in Arkansas,” Arkansas SBA Director Edward Haddock said in a press release.

The U.S. SBA recognized also winners from each of the 50 states in a series of ceremonies April 30-May 1 in Washington, D.C.

“I am proud to recognize Victoria Washington of Vision Information Technology Consultants on her selection as Arkansas Small Business Person of the Year,” SBA regional administrator Dottie Overal said in the press release. “As the this year’s top entrepreneur in the state, Victoria characterizes strong, courageous and creative leaders who help build our communities and create jobs.

Each year since 1963, the nation has celebrated National Small Business Week, as proclaimed yearly by the president. This year, it is the first week in May.

“It is my honor and distinct pleasure to announce the 54 winners from across the U.S. and its territories,” U.S. SBA administrator Linda McMahon said in the release. “These small business owners define entrepreneurial spirit and best represent the 28 million small businesses that are the backbone and economic engine for today’s economy. I look forward to welcoming the winners to Washington next month when they are officially honored for their achievements.”