March 2, 2016 (Tulsa, Okla.) – Tulsa architect Lanny McIntosh has been named 2016 Small Business Person of the Year. The Oklahoma District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the 2016 winners today.
“Lanny McIntosh has guided his company through difficult times and continues to build a company all of Oklahoma can be proud of,” Dottie Overal, Oklahoma SBA District Director said. “His is active in his community, works to improve his profession, and is a leader in ADA compliant design.”
For more than 50 years, SBA has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions in their local communities, and to our nation’s economy. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness. And in recognizing the changing face of America, the SBA’s National Small Business Week awards honor individuals and businesses that reflect our nation’s rich diversity.
The 2016 winners will be honored at the Oklahoma State Capitol and an awards luncheon May 5, 2016.
2016 Small Business Persons of the Year
Lanny McIntosh, The McIntosh Group, Tulsa
2015 Veteran Champion
Sandy Stephens, Director, Small Business Development Center, Rose State College, Midwest City
Michael & Mark Tedford, Tedford Insurance, Jenks
Oscar Womack, Coherent Contracts, LLC, Midwest City
Women in Business Champion
Lisa Riley, Power of Three Investments, Pinot’s Palette, Jenks
The Oklahoma District Office of the SBA is responsible for providing businesses with tools for enhancing and growing their businesses. It also oversees the delivery of SBA’s programs throughout the state such as:
Free counseling, advice and information on starting a business through SCORE, the Oklahoma Small Business Development Centers, and the Women’s Business Center. These organizations also conduct training events throughout the district.
- Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders.
- Business development assistance via the 8(a) program, available to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
- Veterans assistance through the Boots to Business program and dedicated lending programs for Veterans
For more information on any of these programs, contact the Oklahoma District office at 405/609-8000.