Franchise founder named small-businessperson of year
SEYMOUR — Lawrence Janesky, owner and president of Connecticut Basement Systems of Seymour, has been named the U.S. Small Business AdministrationÂ’s 2012 Connecticut buy valium Businessperson of the Year, SBAÂ’s top award. The announcement was made by Bernard M. Sweeney, Connecticut district director for the SBA.
Janesky, who was also named Business New HavenÂ’s Businessperson of the Year in 2009, founded Connecticut Basement Systems in 1987 as a basement waterproofing, crawl space repair, basement finishing and foundation repair company. Today the company employs some 113 people and does business nationwide.
Other SBA 2012 award winners include:
Â• Jessica S. Sager of New Haven, the SBAÂ’s Women in Business Champion of the Year.Â As co-founder and executive director of the New Haven-based non-profit All Our Kin, Sager provides support and training to sustain community child-care providers.Â Ninety-eight percent of All Our KinÂ’s small-business owners are women.
Â• Sandi Weber of Hamden was named Financial Services Champion of the Year. Weber has more than 22 yearsÂ’ experience in the commercial lending industry. She is currently vice president of Commercial SBA lending for Quinnipiac Bank and serves as the bankÂ’s liaison for all small business federal and state lending programs.Â According to Sweeney, Weber has been instrumental as a community advocate for small click here as a staunch advocate for SBA lending to small enterprises.
The SBA also named Kristen Hickey of Aetna visit us Minority Champion of the Year; Scott Kluger of the Hartford Baking Co. its Young Entrepreneur of the Year; and Michael Zacchea of Brookfield its Veteran Advocate Champion of the Year.
The awards were scheduled to be conferred at the Connecticut Small Business Week breakfast June 5 at the Heritage Hotel in Southbury.
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