2022 SBA National
Small Business Person of the Year
PORTLAND, Ore. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2022 Small Business Person of the Year is Brightways Counseling Group founded by husband and wife team Kevin and Angie Shaw.
Founded in 2017, Brightways Counseling Group counselors provide whole person care for people suffering from a variety of different mental health issues in Central Oregon. What started with one clinic and eight employees has grown to four locations in Bend, Madras, Redmond, and Woodburn, Oregon with 65 employees who in 2021, helped 2,634 patients be the best version of themselves.
The SBA Small Business Person of the Year award – part of National Small Business Week May 2-5, 2022 – recognizes small business owners who demonstrate staying power and substantiated history as an established business with at least three years of business operation. Winners must also show growth in net worth and business expansion, increase in jobs and sales, innovativeness of products or services, response to adversity and contributions to community-oriented projects.
Winners from each of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands will be formally recognized on May 5 during the National Small Business Week (NSBW) Virtual Summit’s Awards Ceremony as part of the free NSBW virtual summit , a 4-day, action-packed event honoring small businesses around the country, educational sessions, online business resources, and exciting guest speakers.