SDE Wins “2020 SBA Minority Small Business Champion of the Year Award”

Big applause to President Annie Aguilar for promoting Minority Small Businesses to win the 2020 Small Business Administration Award.

The North San Diego SBDC nominated Ms. Aguilar for the “Minority Small Business Champion of the Year Award”, see the submitted letter below.

2019 Nomination Letter from North San Diego SBDC

SDE has worked with the SBDC almost a decade ago when SDE began pursuing public works. Ms. Aguilar is an avid supporter of the SBDC program and highly recommends their services to all small business owners wanting to do work with the government.

Ms. Aguilar is very involved in California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Small Business Council and serves on not one but three committees in District 11 and Statewide. She is respected and revered for her success, knowledge and determination to provide opportunities for minority small businesses. Ms. Aguilar co-created an annual industry event, “Meet the Subs” for District 11 pairing qualified small businesses with large firms seeking their professional services. This event was extremely successful. Caltrans is now introducing “Meet the Subs” statewide.

The Awards Ceremony was streamed live on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 on YouTube. Ms. Aguilar can be seen at the 50th second receiving the award.

Click here for the YouTube video:

This award recognizes San Dieguito Engineering for the outstanding support and advocacy for minority-owned businesses within San Diego & Imperial Counties. Thank you North San Diego SBDC team for the nomination! We are proud and honored to accept this award.