Rachel Ramirez, CEO and President of Performance Excellence Partners (PEP), accepted the award for Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year at the Small Business Forum & Expo in Tampa, FL, on July 12, 2014.
Established in 2000, PEP is a certified Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) and participated in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Mentor Protégé program. The company specializes in collaborating with Federal government and non-profits to identify and enact strategies for improved performance, efficiencies, operations, and results.
The 2014 BDC Fall Symposium will be held on October 21–22, 2014 in Fort Myers, Florida. The event will include a tour of the Algenol facility on Wednesday morning. The symposium will have panels for progress reports from current cellulosic bio-product companies, updates on government policy from several agencies, scale-up strategies,and lessons learned. POET-DSM will provide the after dinner success story.
Neil Rossmeissl, Program Manager, Algal Program, Bioenergy Technologies Office, will be delivering the keynote address on expanding the bioeconomy.
On June 12, 2014, Wastren-EnergX Mission Support, LLC (WEMS) won the 8(a)/Small Disadvantaged Business of the Year Award at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) 13th Annual Small Business Forum in Tampa, FL. Project Manager Damon Detillion represented WEMS at the ceremony, where he received the award from John Hale, Director of DOE’s Office of Small and Diverse Business Utilization (OSDBU).
Swift & Staley, Inc. of Kevil, Kentucky, won the Small Business of the Year Award at the U.S. Department of Energy’s 13th Annual Small Business Forum on June 12, 2014 in Tampa, FL. CEO Patricia Holsapple and Project Manager Diane Snow represented SST at the ceremony, where they received the award from John Hale III, Director of DOE’s Office of Small and Diverse Business Utilization (OSDBU) and Kevin Knobloch, Chief of Staff for the Department of Energy.