Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year is Eric Hedrick, CEO of HamHed LLC Property Maintenance, New Albany, nominated by Kevin Burke, First Harrison Bank. The disabled veteran actively hires local veterans to his team at HamHed and constantly promotes veteran business programs when working with other companies. Hedrick was selected for his work with the development of the Service Disabled Veterans Program in Indiana.
Minority Small Business Champion of the Year is Miguel Hampton, MSM, owner and CEO of F5 Enterprises doing business as Sancho Miguel’s Salsa Jeffersonville, nominated by Kim Martin-Dawkins and Matt Hall. Hampton was selected for his commitment assisting other minority businesses and involvement in the minority business community. He serves as a board member on Hispanic Latino Business Council, Greater Louisville Inc., 10th Street Business Association and One Southern Indiana. In 2013, Hampton was awarded the GLI Emerging Minority Business Award, 1SI Business Award Rising Star and 1SI Kevin Hammersmith Community Leader Award.
The event will include a number of other activities as well, including a valuable networking period with local businesspeople and leaders, followed by an insightful speaking engagement by Lisa Brooking, owner of True Colors Tanning, who will discuss her story and challenges of opening her own business and insights into the exciting side of entrepreneurship.
Logo sponsored tables are still available, as well as single seat reservations for $30. More information is available at www.leadsindiana.com or by calling Southeast ISBDC at 812-952-9765.