UC Merced's Small Business Development Center announces small business award winners

The UC Merced Small Business Development Center announced the Regional SBDC Networks small business award winners.

The entrepreneurs are receiving special recognition for their innovations and achievements on May 26 in Fresno, the center said in a news release.

The winners: Entrepreneurial Success Award: West Coast Equipment, Justin Richardson, Catheys Valley; Family-Owned Business Award: Wish Your Heart Makes, Kathee Brown, Porterville; Technology Business Award: ChildSharing, Michelle Muncie, Atascadero; Veteran-Owned Business Award: Specialized Printing & Promotions, Pete Estrada, Fresno; Woman-Owned Business Award: The BookLady, Donna Web, Exeter.

The awards will be presented at the Small Business Awards Luncheon on May 26 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at International Catering, 4277 N. West Ave., Fresno, CA 93705.

Darius Assemi, president of Granville Homes, is the guest speaker. For reservations or more information, please contact UC Merced SBDC Network (559) 241-7414 or casbdc@ucmerced.edu.