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Published on April 13th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Greenville Chamber’s Nika White receives honors from the SBA

(Greenville, SC) The Greenville Chamber’s Nika White has been honored by the Small Business Administration (SBA) with the Minority Enterprise Advocate Award, as well as by the Modern Day Queens with their first annual Woman of the Year Award.

The SBA’s Minority Enterprise Advocate Award honors an outstanding individual who has significantly advanced minority entrepreneurship and business development in South Carolina. Nominees are evaluated based on the scope and results of their efforts, which can include – but are not limited to –support for policies to increase diversity, development of new programs or resources, and provision of training or mentorship.

“Nika White’s impressive work on behalf of minority-owned businesses makes her an invaluable asset to the people and economy of her community, as well as an invaluable asset to our state,” said Elliott Cooper, district director of the SBA South Carolina District Office. “We are proud to honor her.”

White was presented with the Woman of the Year Award 2015 Women’s Celebration Gala recently by Modern Day Queens, Inc. (MDQ), a non- profit organization geared towards women empowerment, and SAVVY, a multicultural women’s organization on the campus of University of South Carolina. According to White, “I am especially honored to receive this award as it comes from my alma mater!”

About the Small Business Administration’s South Carolina Small Business & Advocacy Awards

Part of Small Business Administration’s celebration of National Small Business Week, the South Carolina Small Business and Advocacy Awards honor the Palmetto State’s top small business entrepreneurs and supporters. This year, the list of awards includes the Small Business Person of the Year, the Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year, the Minority Enterprise Advocate of the Year, the Women in Business Advocate of the Year, and the Small Business Ally of the Year. (More information about the awards and the award winners is available at https://www.sba.gov/content/sba-announces-winners-2015-sc-small-business-advocacy-awards.)

About the Greenville Chamber

The Greenville Chamber, now in its 127th year of operation, is the largest business organization in Upstate South Carolina with over 2400 investors supporting the vision to build one of the premier business communities in the world by driving economic growth and prosperity, serving as an advocate for business interests, training future leaders and facilitating the workforce of tomorrow. For information, visit www.greenvillechamber.org.

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