May 25 2018

SBA Indiana District Office Newsletter--May 2018

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SBA Indiana Honors Small Business Winners at Awards Luncheon May 2

Dallara IndyCar Factory

INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Small Business Administration Indiana District Office recognized and awarded this year’s Small Business Person of the Year at an awards luncheon at the Dallara IndyCar Factory in Speedway May 2nd.


2018 Indiana SBPOY Michele Meyer

“It is my pleasure to announce Michele Meyer, President and CEO of CSCI Consulting as this year’s Indiana SBA Small Business Person of the Year,” SBA Indiana District Director Stacey Poynter said. “Michele started her company 14 years ago with a mission of putting employees first and empowering them to be the cornerstone of her business.  ”  

CSCI Consulting, headquartered in Indianapolis is a nationally recognized consulting, enterprise IT, and financial management firm serving clients in federal, state, and commercial markets.  Owner Michele Meyer says it is an honor to receive an award for her company’s work at the federal level. 

“It’s the simple magic,” Meyer says.  “I’ve built my company on empowerment and customer service at all levels.  We’re a team of associates; there’s no ‘employees’ or ‘staff’, we’re a team that gets the job done for our clients because we believe in what we do and want to make a difference.” 

Read Michele's Success Story

In addition to the SBA Indiana Small Business Person of the Year, SBA Indiana recognized winners in other categories including:

SBA Region V & Indiana 8(a) Graduate of the Year--Mercedes Enrique, President, CMS Corporation, Bargersville

SBA Indiana Exporter of the Year--Scott Yaeger, President & CEO, Filtration and Separation Technology International, Inc., La Porte

SBA Region V Prime Contractor of the Year-- Krempp Construction, Jasper

SBA Indiana Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award--Central Indiana Women’s Business Center, Indianapolis

SBA Indiana Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award--West Central Indiana Small Business Development Center, Terre Haute

To learn more about SBA Indiana resources, services, and events please visit www.sba.gov/in.  You can also follow us on Twitter @SBA_Indiana

See Award Winner Photo Gallery

AAPI Month

SBA Helps Taking Asian Exporting to the Next Level

Scott Yaeger

Scott Yaeger, owner of Filtration and Separation Technology International took working with Asia to the next level, and works extensively with Asian nations exporting his products to the world, especially China.  

"In China, it is estimated that there will be $1 trillion in waste water produced by existing infrastructure over the next five years," Scott says, "What people don't know, is that 20 - 80 percent of water is consumed by industry, not public works."

Scott's company, Filtration and Separation Technology International (FAST.com) makes a difference.  With the help of SBA funding and international export counseling, Scott has been able to reduce water waste throughout the world.

Read Scott's Success Story

Upcoming Events

May World Trade Month

World Trade Month “Go Global” Webinar: Manage Challenges

  • When:  May 30, 2:00 pm
  • Where:  Online

Learn how to protect your intellectual property, get quick help from our U.S. embassies, and get the government behind resolving unfair trade barriers.

Reservations for this free workshop are required as online seating is limited.

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Marketing to the Federal Government Webinar

  • When:  June 19, 2:00 pm
  • Where:  Online

Learn where contracting opportunities are, how to register your business to sell to the federal government, how to market, and why you might need a surety bond.

Reservations for this free workshop are required as online seating is limited.

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