SBA Indiana Honors Small Business Winners at Awards Luncheon May 2
“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.”
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
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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.