The U.S. Small Business Administration, Georgia District Office is pleased to announce Beth Cayce, founder and CEO of CaraVita Home Care, Roswell Georgia, is the Georgia Small Business Person of the Year 2013. “Being named the Small Business Person of the Year exemplifies Beth’s business acumen, hard work, and innovative ideas,” said Terri Denision, District Director. “Each year we sponsor this awards program to honor and recognize the achievement, spirit and commitment of Georgia’s small business community.”
CaraVita Home Care has provided in-home personal care services to over 16,000 seniors in the Metro Atlanta area over the course of the last fifteen years. Established in 1998 by Beth Cayce, the company’s geographic footprint has expanded to include metro Atlanta over that time, and the introduction of recent services has set the stage for continued growth. CaraVita not only utilizes a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals to provide care to seniors in their homes. The company also offers the area’s only “smart house,” showcasing a home equipped with a breadth of technology and equipment that allows seniors to remain independent longer. In addition to serving seniors, CaraVita offers a “caregiver academy” for family members to learn the skills necessary to provide care for loved ones, and this training is provided at no cost. Last fall, the company was licensed by the state of Georgia to maintain an on-site Certified Nursing Assistant School for the training of professional nursing assistants.
The criteria for the award include but not limited to: Staying power – a substantiated history as an established business, growth in number of employees, innovativeness of product/service offered, response to adversity and contributions to community-oriented projects.
Beth was nominated by Ted Beveridge, Consultant, Georgia State University Small Business Development Center, Atlanta.
Each year since 1963, the President has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of Small Business Week. This year, which marks the 50th anniversary, National Small Business Week will be June 17-21, 2013. To learn more go to www.sba.gov/nsbw.com.
Small Business Person of the Year winners from 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam will converge in Washington, D.C. June 21, 2013 to mark the annual celebration. Beth will compete at the national level representing the state of Georgia.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has proclaimed May 20-24 to be Georgia Small Business Week. For more information on local events and activities go to www.sba.gov/ga.
Jusak Bernhard and Jeffrey Manley, TailsSpin, Pet Supply Business, Savannah Georgia, are named the 1st Runner-Up and Loretta Emmons, Heartsong Spay – Neuter Clinic, Augusta Georgia, has been named 2nd Runner-Up.
“The competition was keen, across a varied and wide array of businesses but the common denominator for all submissions is the entrepreneurial spirit to continue to grow the economy for a better tomorrow,” said Denison.