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SEED Center Incubated Business Wins State-Wide Award

Third Time Honor Bestowed on SEED Center Business Since Its Opening!

Published Friday, October 2, 2020

Southwest Louisiana - Earlier this week, Louisiana Economic Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the 2020 Louisiana Small Business Award winners. Wing 7 Advanced Trucking, Leasing & Logistics won the LED Small & Emerging Business of the Year. This makes the third time since its doors opened in 2013, one of the Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development (SEED) Center Incubator clients has been awarded this prestigious award. The other two were Cypress Engineering and Waitr. Wing 7 offers LTL, truckload and expedited freight services. For more information on Wing 7, visit their website Wing7Trucks.com. 

“This award and the ongoing passion and drive of our incubator clients are proof that this full-scale incubator was what this region needed to develop a new wave of entrepreneurs. At any given time, we could have up to 30 businesses starting their lives in our facility with the help and guidance of our staff and a regional network of business counselors and advisors,” said Adrian Wallace, Executive Director for the Incubator. 

LED and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center Network served 10,758 small businesses and individuals last year, directly resulting in 1,373 new jobs, 2,581 retained jobs and the launch of 179 new businesses representing more than $86 million in capital formation. The Small Business Award program recognizes top performers in a broad range of categories.

The 2020 Southwest Louisiana Small Business Award winners are:

LED Entrepreneur Awards: LED Small and Emerging Business of the Year
Herman Marigny
Wing 7 Advanced Trucking, Leasing and Logistics
Lake Charles

Chamber SWLA member Melissa Hill with Niche Creative Studio also was awarded at the event with the SBA Champion Awards: Entrepreneurial Success Award.

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