Access Community Capital Serves as Fiscal Agent for the 2022 Nevada SBA Award Luncheon

LA VEGAS, May 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Access to the Community Capital is proud to be a 2022 Nevada SBA Awards Luncheon Sponsor and Fiscal Agent. This year, an impressive number of businesses have managed to thrive despite a challenging business environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lunch, organized on May 5, 2022at the Smith Center in Las Vegas, Nevada was a sold-out event with over 260 attendees. Nic SteeleExecutive Director of Access Community Capital, said, “This year’s luncheon was an incredible celebration of the resilience of Nevada’s small business ecosystem. All of the winners are a testament to the entrepreneurial spirit that continues to drive Nevada’s economic growth.

Special thanks to Saul Ramos, the Nevada SBA District Director and the other organizers. Notable support was also provided by the Nevada Department of Commerce and Industry, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Congresswoman Susie Leeand congressman Steven Horsford.

Congratulations to the 2020 and 2022 SBA Award Winners!

Minority-Owned Business of the Year:
Winner 2022 – Don Tortaco
2020 Winner – Edwin Suarez Physical Therapy, LLC

Woman-Owned Business of the Year:
Winner 2022 – Live Electric Inc
Winner 2020 – Free Brands Inc.

Family Business of the Year:
2022 Winner – See Us Now Staffing, Inc.

Microenterprise of the Year:
Winner 2022 – PHamily Hair Care
Winner 2020 – Bio Logical, LLC

Veteran-Owned Business of the Year:
Winner 2022 – Heritage Mortuary Inc.

North Nevada’s Legacy Award of the Year:
Winner 2022 – Huck Salt
Winner 2020 – Full Tilt Logistics

From South Nevada’s Legacy Award of the Year:
Winner 2022 – Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
2020 Winner – Michael E. Minden Diamond Jewelers, Michael Minden

Rural Business of the Year:
Winner 2022 – McAdoo’s Restaurant

Entrepreneurship of the Year Award:
2022 Winner – Scott Muelrath, Henderson Chamber of Commerce
Winner 2020 – David Eclips

Exporter of the Year:
Winner 2022 – Ganesha Enterprises

8(a) Graduate of the Year:
Winner 2022 – HSG

Lenders of the Year:
Winners 2022
SBA Nevada National Lender of the year (Total # of loans) – US Bank (1st), Wells Fargo (2n/a)
SBA Nevada Lender of the Year – Nevada State Bank (1st) , American First Credit Union (2n/a) , Meadows Bench (3rd)

Co-Sponsorship Authorization # 22-10-C. SBA’s participation in this co-sponsored activity does not constitute an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any co-sponsor or any other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are offered to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

About the Small Business Administration:
Since 1953, the SBA has worked to inspire change and spark action so that small businesses can start, grow, develop, or recover with confidence. The Nevada District Office has a collective team of resources to help your business thrive.

About Access to Community Capital:
Access Community Capital (“ACCESS”) is a minority-led organization founded by entrepreneurs who understand the plight of business ownership and remain committed to addressing the inequities present in the lending landscape. ACCESS provides loans, grants and investments to help small businesses and promote economic development in low-to-moderate income communities. ACCESS complements traditional financial institutions by increasing access to affordable capital in often underserved communities, including minority, women and veteran-owned businesses. In addition to providing commercial loans and micro-loans, ACCESS also provides mission-related program services such as capacity building technical assistance and grantmaking. For more information, please visit



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