September 23, 2020 – On Wednesday, the Colorado Small Business Association honored the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center with not one but two awards for their hard work during COVID-19 and beyond.
The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center was named the “Excellence and Innovation Center of the Year”. Pikes Peak SBDC was also given the “Best SBDC” Award for SBA Region VIII.
Colorado SBA Director, Frances Padilla, presented the award at a ceremony on Wednesday to Aikta Marcoulier, Pikes Peak SBDC Executive Director.
“We’re excited and honored to have won this award out of 1,000 offices nationwide, we’re now in the Top 10! This is a huge win for our team of 45 consultants, facilitators, and small staff of 3,” said Aikta Marcoulier, Pikes Peak SBDC Executive Director. “We’re home to leading subject matter experts from bookkeeping to cybersecurity!
In 2014, Pikes Peak SBDC won the same award for efforts creating the first small business disaster relief program. “As a second time winner, we are proud to say that we have remained consistent with our services and are continuing our work to provide relevant business programming,” said Marcoulier. “Our closest partners, including regional chambers and the BBB, are winners with us. Collaboration is key to creating a strong business community!”