Coenco's Siccardi wins small businesses award. (Economic).Frank Siccardi, president of Coenco Inc. at Fayetteville, is this year's small business person of the year in Arkansas.
The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas will present the award Monday at its annual luncheon saluting small business in the state.
Siccardi, a veterinarian veterinarian /vet·er·i·nar·i·an/ (vet?er-i-nar´e-an) a person trained and authorized to practice veterinary medicine and surgery; a doctor of veterinary medicine.
n. and avian pathologist, researched air quality in poultry processing plants and developed the Coenco Positive Air System in 1983.
In 1995, Siccardi created a similar version for use in warehouses and manufacturing facilities. The high-powered fan equipment is aimed at improving circulation and energy efficiency in large buildings.
Coenco's clients include Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Tyson Foods Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is an American multinational corporation based in Springdale, Arkansas, that operates in the food industry. The company is the world's largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork, and annually exports the largest percentage of beef Inc., ConAgra, Southwest Airlines This article is about the American airline. For the former Japanese airline, see Japan Transocean Air. For the British airline, see Air Southwest.
Southwest Airlines Co. and Georgia-Pacific Corp.
Other awards presented include:
* 2002 district direct lender of the year: First State Bank at Conway;
* Resource partner of the year: Miriam Karanja, director of the Arkansas Women's Business Development Center at Pine Bluff Pine Bluff, city (1990 pop. 57,140), seat of Jefferson co., S central Ark., on the Arkansas River; inc. 1839. It is a port and trade center for an agricultural area and has industries producing metal, wood, and paper products; machinery; electrical equipment; and ;
* Small Business Development Center consultant of the year: Lance Sexton with the University of Arkansas The University of Arkansas strives to be known as a "nationally competitive, student-centered research university serving Arkansas and the world." The school recently completed its "Campaign for the 21st Century," in which the university raised more than $1 billion for the school, used at Fayetteville;
* SCORE counselor of the year: David Shapiro David Shapiro may refer to:
* Account advocate of the year: Phyllis Holifield of Priddy & Holifield P.A. in North Little Rock;
* Financial services advocate of the year: W. Phillip Knight with Arkansas National Bank at Fayetteville;
* Small business journalist of the year: Don B. Bradley in with the University of Central Arkansas The University of Central Arkansas is a state-run institution located in the city of Conway, the seat of Faulkner County, north of Little Rock. The school is most respected for its programs in Education, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy. at Conway;
* Veteran small business advocate of the year: George H. Gray Jr. with Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System at Little Rock;
* Women in business advocate of the year: Tina K. Shelby of PLANTation Services Inc. in Little Rock; and
* Minority small business advocate of the year: James E. Turner with the Neighborhood Resource Center of Little Rock.