Michele Vervlied (left) of Advocates for Small Business, presents the Home-based Business Advocate Awards to Michael Kleiner as Thomas G. Tolan, Director of SBA’s Philadelphia District Office, and Allegra F. McCullough, U.S. Small Business Administration Region III Administrator, look on.
Allegra F. McCullough, U.S. Small Business Administration Region III Administrator, Michael Kleiner with his district and state and region awards, and Hector V. Barreto, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator. May 15, 2003. Photo courtesy of Small Business Administration.
[su_quote]The SBA and the Advocates for Small Business present to you the award for Home-Based Business Advocate of the Year. This award is being given to you for your dedication to the small business community by volunteering your efforts to improve the climate for home-based businesses. Mr. Kleiner knows first-hand both the pleasures of, and obstacles to confront in running a home-based business. Not only has he used that information to make his own business a success, but he devotes his time and efforts to work with the small business community on those issues that have impeded progress for home-based business owners. Mr. Kleiner is not only the award winner for Southeastern Pennsylvania, but he also has won SBA’s State of Pennsylvania and Regional awards.This qualified him for the national competition.
Michele Vervlied (left) of Advocates for Small Business, U.S. Small Business Administration, Philadelphia