The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Mississippi District Office announces Jennifer and Jeffrey Sutton, owners of Gulf Coast Veterinary Services, LLC of Biloxi, MS have been named the 2019 SBA Mississippi ‘Small Business Persons of the Year’.
Jennifer and Jeffrey Sutton opened Gulf Coast Veterinary Services, LLC in July, 2003 in Biloxi, MS. Gulf Coast Veterinary Services operates an unparalleled facility with skilled staff to deliver exceptional urgent, emergency, and critical care to small and exotic animals. The Sutton’s both graduated from veterinary school and had a passion and desire to open their business on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
“It is our pleasure to recognize the Sutton’s for their accomplishments and contributions as the SBA Mississippi Small Business Persons of the Year, along with our Small Business Champion Winners and Top Lenders and Top CDC for their FY 2018 SBA small business loan activity,” said Janita R. Stewart, SBA Mississippi District Director.
The SBA Mississippi District Office will honor the Small Business Persons of the Year, Small Business Champions, Top Lenders and Top CDC at an invitation-only awards ceremony taking place on Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Jackson during National Small Business Week.
2019 SBA MISSISSIPPI SMALL BUSINESS AWARD WINNERS
Small Business Persons of the Year
Jennifer and Jeffrey Sutton
Gulf Coast Veterinary Service, LLC
Young Entrepreneurs of the Year
Brandon Atwell, John Penn, Jr. and Paul Young, IV
Murky Waters, LLC
Long Beach, MS
Rural Financial Services Champion
Vickie M. Rivers
Renaissance Community Loan Fund
Rural Economic Development Champion
Brenda L. Turner-Buck
Jefferson County Administrator
8(a) Graduates of the Year
Kolean W. Sanders
SanJo Security Services, Inc.
Trustmark National Bank
Covington County Bank
Community Bank of Mississippi
First Financial Bank
Live Oak Banking
The Cleveland State Bank
Three Rivers Local Development Company, Inc.