DR. ANTON BIZZELL SELECTED AS SMALL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR FOR MARYLAND BY U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
March 11, 2020 (Washington, DC) – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that Anton C. Bizzell, M.D., President and CEO of The Bizzell Group (Bizzell), has been selected as Maryland’s Small Business Person of the Year for 2020. The recognition comes ahead of National Small Business Week, where SBA acknowledges over 50 exceptional individuals from across the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam who have not only realized their dreams of entrepreneurship but have also been tremendous job creators, helping to expand our economy.
“It is an honor to represent Maryland and be recognized with my peers across the nation,” said Dr. Bizzell. “I have leveraged the tools and resources from the SBA, coupled with the strength of my outstanding team to deliver impactful services and solutions to our clients and we look forward to harnessing this momentum as we continue to expand our global footprint.”
Since 2010, the Prince George’s County based, Bizzell has created hundreds of jobs locally and nationally, generated record revenue, and been ranked by Inc. Magazine and The Washington Business Journal as one of the fastest growing small businesses in the U.S. Bizzell has been at forefront of public health issues, including the opioid epidemic, the Ebola crisis, and the recent COVID-19 outbreak.
In addition, Dr. Bizzell is intimately and actively involved with several community initiatives and non-profit organizations throughout Maryland. Currently, he sits on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington and the Maryland March of Dimes, and serves as the President of the Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in Baltimore, MD—all directly aligned with Bizzell’s vision to “build healthy, secure, connected, and sustainable communities in our nation and around the world.”
About The Bizzell Group
Established in 2010, The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) certified firm that specializes in strategy, consulting, and technology. Bizzell’s expert staff and consultants provide data-driven, research-informed and innovative solutions that build healthy, secure, connected, and sustainable communities in our nation and around the world. Under the leadership and vision of founder, Anton C. Bizzell, MD, the company has grown from a staff of two in one small office, to a thriving firm with three offices in Lanham, MD, Rockville, MD, and Atlanta, GA, with ongoing projects around the world.
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
Created in 1953, The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.
About National Small Business Week
Each year, the SBA celebrates National Small Business Week by recognizing the achievements of outstanding small business owners and entrepreneurs across the United States. All NSBW winners have been invited to attend ceremonies in Washington, D.C., May 3-4, where they will be honored with their individual award along with special recognition of the three runners-up and the naming of the 2020 National Small Business Person of the Year. To learn more about National Small Business Week activities and to see all the 2020 awardees, visit www.sba.gov/nsbw.