On April 30, Linda McMahon, Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), recognized numerous small business entrepreneurs , including ABC member Keith Porta, as part of National Small Business Week 2018. Porta, who serves as managing member for APC Construction, LLC, and chair of the Southern Regional Minority Development Council, was named one of the runners-up for 2018 National Small Business Person of the Year and received the Small Business Person of the Year award for the state of Louisiana. “These awards are a testament to the dedication and hard work of the men and women of APC Construction LLC, made possible only through their daily contributions to our clients and stakeholders,” Porta said. “As our mission statement communicates, we truly put people and their projects first, and our culture has allowed us to build successful projects throughout the United States and overseas.” ABC member company Hensel Phelps Construction was also awarded the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence in the construction category. More information from National Small Business Week 2018, including the SBA Virtual Conference , can be found here .