Renaissance Publishing LLC’s CEO, Publisher Todd Matherne LA Small Business Person Of The Year

Todd Matherne

WASHINGTON – Todd Matherne, Renaissance Publishing LLC’s CEO and publisher, has been chosen Louisiana’s 2015 Small Business Person of the Year.

         Matherne is now part of a prestigious group under consideration to be chosen National Small Business Person of the Year.

         Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced this year’s Small Business Person of the Year winners from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

         The U.S. Small Business Administration will recognize a national winner, and two runner-ups, as the 2015 National Small Business Person of the Year on Friday, May 8, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

         “It is my pleasure and honor to announce the 54 winners,” Contreras-Sweet said. “Competition was extremely keen across the nation for these prestigious awards. I couldn’t be any prouder than recognizing these outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners, they represent the backbone of our economy. Small businesses created nearly 2 million of the roughly 3 million private-sector jobs generated in 2014. More than 7 million of the 11 million jobs created during our recovery have been generated by startups and small enterprises.”

         Each year since 1963, the president has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of National Small Business Week. This year, National Small Business Week will be recognized from Monday, May 4, to Friday, May 8, 2015, with national events planned in Miami, Los Angeles, San Antonio, New York and Washington, D.C.

         Renaissance Publishing LLC, which is locally owned by Matherne, Errol Laborde and Alan Campell, owns Biz New Orleans Magazine, New Orleans Magazine, New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, Louisiana Life, New Orleans Bride, Acadiana Profile, On Stage and St. Charles Avenue Magazine. Renaissance Publishing LLC also produces many custom publishing titles for various organizations.

         Matherne is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and has spent his entire professional career in the publishing industry.

 

2015 Small Business Person of the Year Winners

 

ALABAMA

Donna Coleman

CEO/President

Aetos Systems, Inc.

 

ALASKA

Renee L. Schofield

CEO

TSS, Inc.

 

ARIZONA

Michael T. Melton

President/Owner

ClearCall Solutions LLC

 

ARKANSAS

Joel T. Johnson

President

P.I. Roofing

 

CALIFORNIA

Brian L. Milholland

President

Milholland Electric, Inc.

 

COLORADO

Teresa L. Porter

President & CEO

ISYS Technologies

 

CONNECTICUT

Michael Smulders

President

Garden of Light, Inc.

Dba Bakery on Main

 

DELAWARE

Joseph B. Winemiller

President

Greenleaf Services, Inc.

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Necole Parker

CEO & Founder

The ELOCEN Group LLC

 

FLORIDA

Carol M. Craig

Founder and CEO

Craig Technologies

 

GEORGIA

Scott Soesbee

CEO/Founder

FlameOff Coatings, Inc.

 

GUAM

Francis Kenney

Co-Owner/Executive

Timothy Murphy

Co-Owner/Operations

Jamaico, Inc.

Dba Jamaican Grill

 

HAWAII

Russell Ruderman

President

Island Naturals Market, Inc; Island Naturals Kona, Inc. and Island Naturals Pahoa, Inc.

 

IDAHO

Patrick Nauman

Owner

Weiser Classic Candy

 

ILLINOIS

John H. Griffin Jr.

President/CEO

AGB Investigative Services, Inc.

 

INDIANA

Christopher Shane Conner

Owner/President

Advanced Technologies in Electrical

& Communications, Inc.

 

IOWA

Deb David

CEO

Sisters Homestyle Entrees

 

KANSAS

Philip M. Brokenicky

President/CEO

New Horizons RV Corporation

 

KENTUCKY

Scott L. Shinn

President/CEO

Sustainment Solutions, Inc.

 

LOUISIANA

Todd Matherne

CEO, Publisher

Renaissance Publishing LLC

 

MAINE

Heidi V. Neal

Owner

Loyal Biscuit Co.

 

MARYLAND

Sophia Parker

CEO

DS Federal, Inc.

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Todd Snopkowski

Founder and President

Snapchef Culinary Training and Staffing

 

MICHIGAN

Pat LeBlanc

Chairman

EBW Electronics, Inc.

 

MINNESOTA

James F. Kruse

Co-Owner/Visionary

Melissa M. Kelley

Co-Owner/General Manager

J.F. Kruse Jewelers

 

MISSISSIPPI

Willie A. O’Neal Jr.

Derek Starling Sr.

Principals

SOL Engineering Services LLC

 

MISSOURI

Alan R. Doan

President

Sarah B. Galbraith

Board Director

Missouri Star Quilt Company, Inc.

 

MONTANA

Rich Naylor

Founder and President

My Handyman Service & Construction, Inc.

 

NEBRASKA

Scott Mueller

President/CEO

Samson LLC

 

NEVADA

Chad McCullough

President

Elite Media, Inc.

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Scott Johnson

President/CEO

SOS Parts LLC

Dba Certified Retail Solutions

 

NEW JERSEY

Michael Miqueli

President/CEO

San Antonio Broker Services, Inc.

 

NEW MEXICO

Richard Jackson

CEO/Founder

American Document Services LLC

 

NEW YORK

Charles Feit

CEO

OnForce Solar, Inc.

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Jeff B. Slosman

President

National Wiper Alliance

 

NORTH DAKOTA

Paula Klein

Owner – Project Champion

Smartt Interior Construction LLC

 

OHIO

Matt Fish

Owner/President

Melt Bar and Grilled, Inc.

 

OKLAHOMA

Brett Bain

President/Co-Founder

Brian Edwards

President/Co-Founder

FairWind LLC

 

OREGON

Robert W. Powell

President/Owner

Fab-Tech Manufacturing, Inc.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Joseph G. Zidik

President and CEO

Custom Milling & Consulting, Inc. (CMC)

 

PUERTO RICO

Frank Medina-Rivera

President & CEO

Vita Natura

 

RHODE ISLAND

Christopher Ciunci

CEO

TribalVision LLC

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Melissa Allen Gladden

President

Carolina Recruitment LLC

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

Sean M. Coffman

Owner/CEO

Carsforsale.com, Inc.

 

TENNESSEE

Dr. Edward S. Glaser

Founder & CEO

Sole Supports, Inc.

 

TEXAS

David F. Shutler

President & CEO

Utility Systems Solutions, Inc.

 

UTAH

Cory R. Robison

CEO/Manager

Stonehenge Care

 

VERMONT

Monica A. Greene

President & CEO

Vermont Precision Tools

 

VIRGIN ISLANDS

Linda Bailey

Owner

Soul Creations, Inc.

 

VIRGINIA

Paul T. Patterson

CEO

Generation Solutions Holdings, Inc.

 

WASHINGTON

Lori J. Blades

President/Founder

Kids ‘N Us Early Learning Academy

 

WEST VIRGINIA

Jeannette Lee King

President & CEO

Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc.

 

WISCONSIN

Daniel Sidner

Owner

Joseph Muench

Chef/Owner

Black Shoe Hospitality

 

WYOMING

Jack Bedessem

President/CEO

Keith Marcott

Executive Vice President

Craig Carlson

Vice President

Trihydro Corporation

 

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