Mont Vernon business owners named SBA’s NH Small Businesspersons of Year

Wilbur Technical Services founders among 13 recognized by agency in New Hampshire

Nancy and John Wilbur founded Wilbur Technical Services, an air quality monitoring business, in 2004.

Nancy and John Wilbur, owners of Wilbur Technical Services LLC of Mont Vernon, have been selected as SBA’s New Hampshire Small Business Persons of the Year.

They top a list of 13 winners of New Hampshire SBA awards, which recognize the resilience, ingenuity and creativity of small business owners as part of the agency’s annual National Small Business Week celebration. This year, Small Business Week will be recognized from April 30 to May 6, with events around the country and in Washington, D.C.

The Wilburs, who will compete with the top small businesspeople from around the country for the honor of National Small Business Person of the Year, began Wilbur Technical Services as a home-based business in 2004. They provide air quality monitoring services throughout New England and have grown the company from two employees and under $50,000 in revenue to a team of 14 with almost $5 million in sales, supporting customers around the world.

Amy Bassett, District Director of the NH SBA office added, “It is our great pleasure to celebrate the success of Nancy and John Wilbur.

“Their achievements demonstrate that hard work and perseverance through even the most challenging times will lead to entrepreneurial success,” said Amy Bassett, the SBA’s New Hampshire district director.”

Other 2023 New Hampshire Small Business Week Award winners are:

  • Young Entrepreneur for NH and New England: Nicholas T. Gray, Gray Property Group, Manchester
  • Home-Based Business for NH and New England: Susan Lanphear, Beeline Skin Care – Henniker
  • Micro-Enterprise: Jason Allen, Merrimack County Customs LLC, Bradford
  • Veteran-Owned Business: Richard Page, R.A. Page Farmhouse Furniture LLC, Laconia
  • Woman-Owned Business: Kerri Dutton, LNA Health Careers, Manchester
  • Minority-owned Business: Elizabeth Salas Evans, Cayena Capital Management, Weare
  • Exporter of the Year: Tom Moulton and Kevin McCarthy, Sleepnet, Hampton
  • Financial Services Champion: Jim Wilson, Bangor Savings Bank, Portsmouth
  • Small Business Manufacturer: Anne Ruozzi and James Dudra, Therapy Clean-Somersworth
  • Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Business: Kevin Murphy, Industrial Protection Services, Salem
  • Small Business Champion: Mary Macdonald, Genuine Local, Laconia

• District Director Award: Andrea O’Brien, Small Business Development Center, Manchester

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