ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Lewis A. Shattuck Small Business Advocate of the Year Award recognizes small-business owners who go above and beyond in advocating for the small-business community. Four finalists and the overall winner are honored at NSBA’s annual Washington Presentation. Please see below the full list of our past winners.
The Advocate Awards and Washington Presentation have been postponed for 2020 given the COVID-19 pandemic.
Qualifications and Criteria:
- A demonstrated commitment to small-business advocacy above and beyond policies that specifically impact their own business or industry;
- A proven history of volunteer efforts to advance and improve the overall small-business community;
- Success in advocating for pro-small business policies; and
- Success and growth as a small-business owner
Calvin Mills, Jr.
CMC Technology Solutions and SLT Technology, Inc
Lawrence S. Nannis Consultant to Entrepreneurs
Air Tractor, Inc.
Kushner & Company
Phoenix Products, Inc.
Grafton H. “Cap” Willey, IV
Factory Service Agency
Thomas C. Pitrone, CFP
The Integrity Group
Joseph Melookaran, CPA
Cal Insurance & Associates
Cleveland Medical Devices Inc. and Orbital Research Inc.,
Valerie W. Perlowitz
Reliable Integration Services