Firm Named SBA Philadelphia District Office’s 2010 Berks County “Celebrate Success Initiative Honoree”
READING, PA – March 2 2010 – Fidelity Technologies Corp. of Reading, Pa. (www.fidelitytech.com) has been named the Small Business Administration (SBA) Philadelphia District Office’s 2010 Berks County “Celebrate Success” initiative honoree.
SBA’s Philadelphia District Director, Dave Dickson, visited Fidelity to present company officials with a “Celebrate Success” certificate and to tour the operations. Fidelity is a graduate of the SBA’s nine-year 8(a) Business Development Program.
“It is an honor for us to be recognized by the SBA; we attribute a part of our success over the past 21 years to this business development program,” said Fidelity President David Gulati. “The 8(a) program was vital in fueling our business and allowing us to compete for work. From the day my father, Jack, enrolled in this SBA program in 1988, Fidelity has capitalized on the numerous resources and opportunities that became available to us.”
The Celebrate Success Initiative is an ongoing SBA initiative that recognizes successful business owners who have received assistance through one of the SBA’s business development or finance programs.
“Initiatives like `Celebrate Success’ are real highlights because they provide opportunities to applaud the achievements of small business owners, and to see the SBA’s mission at work in the community,” Dickson said. “Fidelity is an excellent example of the many businesses that have benefited from SBA programs and services. It is an honor to recognize the Gulati family for their accomplishments.”
The SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program provides various forms of assistance (management and technical assistance, financial assistance, government contracting assistance and advocacy support) to foster the growth and development of businesses owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. During nine-year stints in the program, enrolled businesses gain access to the resources necessary to develop and improve their ability to compete in the economic mainstream.
Fidelity Technologies Corporation provides services and products to Government clients in the areas of simulation and training, field support services, military and aerospace manufacturing, and meteorological products and systems. Visit www.fidelitytech.com for more information.