Vienna, VA – May 10, 2012—Leading Service Provider and Technology Integrator MicroTech announces today that President & CEO Tony Jimenez has been named the “Small Business Person of the Year” by the Small Business Council of America (SBCA). He was recognized and honored at the SBCA 29th Congressional Awards held May 9th at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The award honors Jimenez for outstanding accomplishments in promoting a favorable environment for the small businesses of America.
Other honorees recognized at the event included Sen. Rob Portman (OH) who received the Special Congressional Appreciation Award, Sen. Olympia Snowe (ME) received the Congressional Lifetime Achievement Award, along with awards for Sen. Kay Hagan (NC), and Congressmen Steny Hoyer (MD) and Tom Price (GA).
The Small Business Council of America is a national nonprofit organization which represents the interests of privately-held and family-owned organizations on Federal tax, employee benefit and health care matters. The SBCA represents well over 20,000 businesses, consisting of retail, manufacturing, and service organizations, and represents hundreds of thousands of qualified retirement plans.
MicroTech provides Technology Services, Systems Integration, Product Solutions, Unified Communications & Collaboration, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and Social Media Analytics to commercial enterprises, along with the public sector — managing more than half-a-million tech users daily. A prime contractor on more than 100 Federal projects and more-than-25 procurement vehicles, MicroTech offers access to over 2500 vendors and a million tech products and services across the government.
“I am deeply grateful for this prestigious honor from the Small Business Council of America,” said Jimenez. “Small business and entrepreneurship play a vital role in the U.S. economy by providing those who are striving to make a difference with an opportunity to own their own business.”
Some of the determining factors the award is focused on include dedication to small business in America as evidenced through promotion of a climate favorable to free enterprise; promotion of a positive image through business, civic or corporate leadership; and leadership in advancing the interest of small business by efforts in affecting the legislative and regulatory environment. Jimenez has been a passionate advocate for the small business field at numerous industry events, panel discussions, and speaking appearances, and has testified before the House and Senate on small business issues. He was previously invited to the White House to lend his advice on the small business field.
In the last year, his business recognition has included being named as “Executive Leader of the Year,” “Top CEO,” “Minority Business Leader of the Year,” “Most Motivational Business Leader,” “Most Influential in Technology,” and "Top CEO Philanthropist,” among others. Hispanic Business magazine called him one of the “Most Influential Hispanics in America.”