A²I CEO honored as 2012 Virginia Veteran Small Business Champion

Warrenton, VA (March 9, 2012)-The Richmond District of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the 2012 Small Business Award Winners. Among the Nine Recipients is A²I's President and CEO, Perry C. Casto, Jr. He will be receiving the 2012 Virginia Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year at an awards luncheon held at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond on Friday, May 18.

"The individuals we are honoring on May 18th represent the finest traits of American entrepreneurial spirit and we are proud to recognize their accomplishments," said Jayne E. Armstrong, District Director of SBA's Richmond, Virginia District Office, congratulating all of the award winners.

Each year the President of the United States designates one week as National Small Business Week in recognition of the small business community's contribution to the American economy. The 2012 observance is May 20-22 in Washington, DC, where Mr. Casto will be among the outstanding small business owners around the country to be honored and the National Small Business Person of the Year will be announced.