WASHINGTON ( MainStreet) -- SCORE, the Small Business Association's resource partner dedicated to mentoring entrepreneurs, has announced winners in six categories for its third annual awards highlighting small business and entrepreneurial excellence.SCORE will present the awards Sept. 15 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
- Outstanding minority-owned small business: C. Ray Kennedy, American Product Distributors, Charlotte, N.C.
- Outstanding small business launched by an individual older than 50: Gary Bickford, Healthy Life Clinic, Knoxville, Tenn.
- Outstanding veteran-owned small business: Dolly Garnecki, Spinal Health & Wellness, Charlottesville, Va.
- Outstanding woman-owned small business: Rachel Weeks, School House, Durham, N.C
- Outstanding socially progressive business: Patricia Walker, East Cooper Meals on Wheels, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
- Outstanding nonprofit organization: Lynn Rippey, Young Adult Development in Action -- Youthbuild, Louisville, Ky.