"Diane is such a shining example of what it means to build a company from the ground up and see tremendous success, providing jobs and helping boost the local economy," Rockefeller said. "Her company's growth in the last 12 years proves that hard work and innovative thinking pay off in big ways."
The SBA named Lewis as the Minority Small Business Champion in 2010.
Other award recipients this year include:
* West Virginia Small Business Exporter of the Year: Timothy Warden, president of Engart Inc in Beckley.
* West Virginia Family-Owned Small Business of the Year: Jonathan Bellingham, director of marketing at Capon Springs and Farms Inc. in Capon Springs.
* West Virginia Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year: Mathew Thomas, owner of Thomas|Work in Greenbrier County.
* West Virginia Minority Small Business Champion of the Year: Christina Lundberg, manager at the Small Business Development Center-Eastern Panhandle in Martinsburg.
To register for the Teaming to Win conference and/or the SBA awards ceremony, visit teamingtowin.org.
Reach Megan Workman at megan.work...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5113.