Millville landscaping firm owner named Small Business Person of the Year by SBA

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Amy Lord Hughes, owner of Lord’s Landscaping in Millville, was named Delware’s Small Business Person of the year.

“Lord’s Landscaping is a great example of a local small business that is powering Delaware’s economy,” said SBA Delaware Director Michelle Harris. “Woman-owned firms employ more than 10 million Americans and add more than $2 trillion to America’s GDP each year, and Amy Lord Hughes is helping to lead the way.”

“Our 2024 National Small Business Week award winners exemplify excellence, innovation, and commitment, and the SBA is proud to showcase their incredible achievements and impact on their communities and our economy,” said SBA Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman.

The National Small Business Week Award Ceremonies will take place April 28 – 29, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Washington, D.C.​, where Administrator Guzman will recognize the national award winners and individual state winners, and also announce the top honor of National Small Business Person of the Year from among the individual state winners. 

The week-long National Small Business Week celebration will also feature a virtual summit co-hosted by SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses

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2024 State Small Business Persons of the Year:

State Awardee(s) Name of Business City/State 
Alabama Shanna Ullman, Timothy Ullman, Robert PrescottTransformation Partners LLCTuscaloosa, AL
Alaska Kali C BennettThe WaterworksAnchorage, AK
Arizona Austin Tsosie/Dan RiggsDine Development CorporationScottsdale, AZ
Arkansas Lynette WestHealthWear CorpJonesboro, AR
California Carrie A. SchmidtB.C. Schmidt Construction, Inc.Colusa, CA
Colorado Benjamin and Christine HerronAchieve Sports CenterDenver, CO
Connecticut Maria MirandaMiranda CreativeNorwichtown, CT
Delaware Amy Lord Hughes Lord’s Landscaping, Inc.Millville, DE
District of Columbia Manuel “Manny” CosmeCFO Service GroupWashington, DC
Florida Yanet HerreroKINGS Service SolutionsOrlando, Florida
Georgia Eric WilliamsUnified Defense and Prince Service & ManufacturingByron, GA
GuamJessica Leon GuerreroM80 Systems, Inc. Asan, GU
Hawaii Ronald B. PanzoNalu’s South Shore GrillKihei, HI
Idaho Jeanne McFallRIVHAB Engineering DesignEagle, ID
Illinois Jacqueline JacksonKilwinsChicago, IL
Indiana DuJuan McCoyCircle City BroadcastingIndianapolis, IN
Iowa Cathy BishopAggie’s Inc.Sergeant Bluff, IA
Kansas Dallas M. HaselhorstTreetop Security, LLCHays, KS
Kentucky Ines M. Rivas-HutchinsINTEC Group LLCLexington, KY
Louisiana Iam TuckerIntegrated Logistical Support, Incorporated (ILSI, Inc.)New Orleans, LA
Maine Matthew PolsteinNew England Outdoor CenterMillinocket, ME
Maryland Rose Maria LiRose Li and AssociatesBethesda, MD
Massachusetts Stephanie VanderbiltCoastal Windows & ExteriorsBeverly, MA
Michigan Tiffany KlingensmithUnconventional Solutions, Inc.Wixom, Mi
Minnesota Micah Eveland; Kent EvelandScamp TrailersBackus, MN
Mississippi John RuskeyQuapaw Canoe Co.Clarksdale, MS
Missouri Charlie M. Downs IIISugarfire SmokehouseSt. Louis, MO
Montana Loretta L. Bolyard, PHDMountain West Psychological ResourcesButte, MT
Nebraska Michael Moravec, PT, DPT, OCSBluffs Physical TherapyScottsbluff, NE
Nevada Wanda LunaUniversal Furniture DesignLas Vegas, NV
New Hampshire Susan Borchert & Betsy HarrisonCounseling AssociatesNew London, NH
New Jersey Isabelita “Lita” Marcelo AbeleU.S. Lumber Inc.Woodbury Heights, NJ
New Mexico Christopher J. SweetinTriskelion Group of New Mexico, Inc.Albuquerque, NM
New York Aneesa T. WaheedBollywood Masala Corp dba Tara KitchenSchenectady, NY
North Carolina Dylan Reid GehrkenGREASECYCLE, LLCRaleigh, NC
North Dakota Cherie Olson HarmsLeonardite Products, LLCWilliston, ND
Ohio Ericka AdamsAdams Dental Assisting AcademyGahanna, OH
Oklahoma Angelene WrightIda RedTulsa, OK 
Oregon McKean Banzer-Lausberg, Michael Branes, Colin Rath, and Eric Banzer-Lausberg.Migration Brewing, LLCPortland, OR
PennsylvaniaDorothea SpencerD Gillette Industrial ServicesEaston, PA
Puerto Rico Eduardo Diaz-ArgimonBaldwin Animal Hospital, PSCGuaynabo, PR
Rhode Island Brian GoldmanBig Blue Bug SolutionsProvidence, RI
South Carolina Vickey EvansCORG Management Group LLCColumbia, SC
South Dakota Nick & Greg HeinemanLook’s MarketplaceSioux Falls, SD
Tennessee Craig CharlesCrown Cutz AcademyJohnson City, TN
Texas Tamiko BaileyBailey’s Premier Services, LLCFort Worth, Texas
Utah Autumn McGregorZion’s Tiny HomesHurricane, Utah
Vermont Kerry BoyleIntegrative Acupuncture and Oriental MedicineMontpelier, VT
Virginia Anil BoinapalliSky Solutions, LLCHerndon, VA
Washington Heather McDowellSeattle Green Earth CleaningSeattle, WA
West Virginia Lisa Fritsch, Peter Fritsch, Adam Leach and Chet TobreyAgile5 Technologies, IncFairmont, WV
Wisconsin Eric Rupert, Sam McDaniel, Jessica BenishFortune FavorsCottage Grove, WI
Wyoming Dr. Erica HigginsEmpowered ChiropracticCasper, WY 
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