SBA presents the 2020 Minority Small Business Champion Award

September 17, 2020

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Thursday, September 10, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) presented its annual Minority Small Business Champion Award to Diamond Discs International President Ugo Nwagbaraocha at Diamond Discs International offices, 9300 W. Heather Ave. Ugo is not only the President of the National Association of Minority Contractors- Wisconsin and Chairman of the Business Council; he is an African American business owner who has, like many other small black business, struggled to continue doing business during the pandemic. Ugo cites the assistance he received from the Wisconsin District SBA office, and several other agenicies who helped him and other small business owners during this time.

Pictured at the award ceremony are (from left) SBA Wisconsin Deputy District Director Frank Demarest; SBA National Rural Advocate Joe Knilans; award recipient Ugo Nwagbaraocha; North Central Minority Supplier Diversity Council President Heather Noel Olson, who nominated Ugo for the award; SBA Wisconsin Tammie Clendenning; and SBA Great Lakes Regional Administrator Rob Scott.