WASHINGTON, D.C. – Among this week’s activities: atour of the White House, and the Monuments by Moonlight Tour of Washington
D.C., Washington state’s 2012 Small Business Person of the Year, Marla Beck, is going to Washington, D.C., to celebrate and to be honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration during Small Business Week, May 20-26.
The signature event of the conference, the National Awards Luncheon, will honor Beck and the award winners . The national Small Business Person of the Year and 2 runner-ups will be announced.
The awards’ presentation is followed by an evening reception at the U.S. Department of State.
Beck is being honored as president and founder of the Bellevue company, Andelcare.
Founded in 2003, Beck has taken Andelcare from being a startup to a multimillion dollar company employing more than 100. Andelcare provides companionship, homemaking, personal care, nursing services, hospice care, and senior care advisory and care management services. Andelcare makes it possible for the elderly, the disabled, and adults facing surgery and disease to maintain as much independence as possible while continuing to live with dignity in the comfort of their own homes.
SBA chose Beck as an exemplary representative of the small business community. “Beck is a business owner who has exhibited staying power. She continues to increase sales and create new jobs,” said Calvin Goings, Assistant Associate SBA Administrator. “As an innovator of products and services, Beck is continually expanding her marketplace. She has demonstrated an outstanding ability to respond to adversity and the struggling economy while, at the same time, continues to contribute to her local community.”