Sepi Asefnia Named SBA North Carolina Small Business Person Of The Year
RALEIGH, N.C. – Sepi Asefnia, president of SEPI Engineering Group, has been named 2006 North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA). Awarded annually, this designation recognizes a small business owner in each state who exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit and honors their individual contributions to the community. Asefnia will represent North Carolina at National Small Business Week in Washington, D.C., April 12 and 13. During the celebration, a National Small Business Person of the Year will be selected. Since 1963, the National Small Business Week has recognized outstanding small business owners for their personal achievements and contributions to our nation’s economy.
“It is a tremendous honor to be selected as North Carolina’s Small Business Person of the Year and to represent all of the amazing small business owners in the state,” said Asefnia. “Small businesses fuel our state’s economy and provide valuable jobs and tax revenue. I am excited to be recognized for my hard work, but this honor would not be possible without the dedication of my staff.”
About Sepi Asefnia:
Sepi S. Asefnia is Founder and President of SEPI Engineering Group, which provides transportation engineering and planning services to private and public sector clients across the southeast. Asefnia is a member of several local groups such as the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Cary Chamber of Commerce, the Cardinal Club, and the Regional Transportation Alliance. Asefina is also a member of national organizations such as the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO). Asefina has been featured in national publications such as Entrepreneur Magazine, and received several awards such as the North Carolina WTS Chapter “Employer of the Year” award, the YWCA 2004 Academy of Women Awards – Science & Technology, and the 2004 Triangle Business Journal - “Top 25 Women Business Owners in the Triangle.”
About SEPI Engineering Group:
Sepi S. Asefnia is President of SEPI Engineering Group, which provides transportation engineering and planning services to private and public sector clients across the southeast. SEPI Engineering Group is a certified Women Business Enterprise in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Since its establishment in 2001 the firm has worked on projects in both the private and public sectors. Their experienced team of engineering professionals provides clients with transportation planning, traffic engineering operations and construction management. The SEPI engineering specialists also manage wetland mitigation, the analysis of natural resources and permitting for projects, as well as civil and structural design and public involvement services. For more information about SEPI Engineering Group please call 919-789-9977 or visit the Web site http://www.sepiengineering.com.