ELITE MEDIA WON! SBA Announces 2015 Nevada Small Business Award Winners

Elite Media, Inc. is very proud to announce that we have won the 2015 Nevada Small Business Award!

Winner 2015 SB of the Year

Official Press Release from U.S. Small Business Administration:

SBA Announces 2015 Nevada Small Business Award Winners

Las Vegas, NV – The Nevada District office of the U. S. Small Business Administration has selected its small business award honorees for 2015. Winners will be recognized at a luncheon on May 21st in Las Vegas. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the Gold Coast Hotel.

Chad and Kate McCullough, owners of Elite Media, have been named SBA’s Small Business Persons of the Year for the State of Nevada.   The McCulloughs now compete with winners from all other states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands for the national award. This year marks the 62nd anniversary of the SBA, and the 52nd annual proclamation of Small Business Week. The national winner will be recognized as the 2015 National Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration in Washington, D.C., May 8, 2015.

Others being honored at the awards function in Las Vegas include:

Minority Owned Business of the Year:  Lindsey and Thomas Rojas, Owners, Ironhouse, Las Vegas;

Women Owned Business of the Year:  Debbie Banko, CEO, Link Technologies, Las Vegas;

Family Owned Business of the Year: Shaundell Newsome, Founder, and Tiara Flynn, President & CEO, Sumnu Marketing, Las Vegas;

Veteran Owned Business of the Year: Marie and Jason Griffen, Director/Owners, Kids R Kids, Henderson;

Rural Business of the Year: Robert Collyer, President and Gail Collyer,Treasurer, Elko Tool & Fasterner, Elko;

Microenterprise Business of the Year: Ronna Timpa, Founder and Chief Motivator, Workplace ESL Solutions, Henderson;

Entrepreneurial Spirit Award: Dave Archer,  President and CEO, NCET, Reno.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Ashley Ross, Owner, Rollasole, Las Vegas;

Export Business of the Year: Alan and David Perazzo, Partners, Perazzo Brothers Dairy, Fallon.

The nominees are judged by an independent panel of small business leaders on a variety of criteria including staying power, growth in number of employees, increase in sales, financial reports, innovative products or services, response to adversity, evidence of contributions to community-oriented projects and small business advocacy.

Elite Media, co-owned by Chad, President, and Kate McCullough, CFO, is a Henderson based outdoor advertising company specializing in digital advertising, wall-scapes, building-wraps, billboards and taxi media.

McCullough took his experience in opening a media business in Shanghai, China (and learning the language) and started a similar company, Elite Media in Los Angeles. But after recognizing unlimited potential in Las Vegas for outdoor advertising, Chad moved the business to Nevada. At the time, the Las Vegas market was small for outdoor buyers but McCullough made it his mission to travel the country educating agencies and outdoor buyers about the Las Vegas market potential. Now, his business, a one-of-a-kind provider of wall-scapes, building-wraps and projection media, has made outdoor advertising essential for convention exhibitors who want to stand out from their competitors.

McCullough’s educational background is in marketing and advertising. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s OPM (Owner, President, Management) Program. He was recipient of 2012 Top 40 Under 40 Las Vegas Professionals and in October 2014 was recognized as one of Las Vegas’ Top 100 Men of Success.

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District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration

300 South Fourth St., Suite 400, Las Vegas, NV 89101.


Reno Office, U.S. Small Business Administration

300 Booth St., Ste. 3065, Reno, NV 89509


For more information about all of the SBA’s programs for small businesses, call the Nevada SBA Offices or visit the SBA’s extensive Web site at http://www.sba.gov/nv.

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