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SBA NAMES REGIONAL ACCOUNTANT ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

 SBA NAMES REGIONAL ACCOUNTANT ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
 BOSTON, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- New England Regional Administrator


Susan M. Collins today announced that Michael J. Knight, president of Michael J. Knight & Company CPAs in Fairfield, Conn., has been named regional Accountant Advocate of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Knight will be honored during upcoming ceremonies in Hartford.
 The award is presented as part of the observance of National Small Business Week, May 10-16. National Small Business Week is proclaimed each year by the president to honor the nation's 20 million small businesses. The theme for 1992 is "Small Business: Building America's Future."
 Candidates for this award were considered based on their contributions outside of business to assist small firms and support initiatives to promote legislation strengthening the financial health of small businesses.
 Knight is involved in numerous civic and professional organizations. He is a member of the board of directors of the Small Business Association of New England (SBANE) and is also past president of the Bridgeport Area CPA Group and past vice president for the Small Business Council of the Bridgeport Industry Council. He was also an alternate delegate to the 1986 White House Conference on Small Business.
 Knight is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants.
 Also honored during Small Business Week will be other outstanding small business advocates and men and women chosen by their peers as outstanding small business persons in each of the states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
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 /CONTACT: Raymond P. Arruda of SBA, 617-451-2032/ CO: U.S. Small Business Administration ST: Massachusetts, Connecticut IN: SU:


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