Irish Small Business Big Impact 50 – 2018

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DateMay 18, 2018

Location Union League, Philadelphia

New York NY


In 2018 the Irish Small Business Big Impact 50, Philadelphia, was held on Friday 18 May 2018 in association with Irish Business Chamber and Network and premier business partner MRP Philadelphia’s largest Irish-owned business.

The Irish Echo and the Irish American Business Chamber and Network are joining forces to bring the 2018 Irish Small Business Big Impact 50 Awards to Philadelphia on Friday 18 May.

Media Coverage:

Irish Central – Mayor announced as guest of honor

Irish Echo – Mayor Kenney urges Irish welcome for immigrants

Video Features:

Dan Cronin, Chorus Communications, Emerald Entrepreneur for Vision
Christine O’Donnell-O’Carroll, Crossing Vineyards and Winery
Anita Finnegan, Nova Leah


The Irish Small Business Big Impact 50 will honor the entrepreneurs and business leaders who form the very backbone of the American economy: doers and risk-takers who have ensured that where businesses are being built and wealth created, there you will find the Irish.

Our nominees will be individuals who have displayed entrepreneurial can-do to make their enterprises stand out in their field. While representing myriad sectors, they will all share a commitment to business excellence and a pride in their Irish heritage.

The biggest Irish-owned company in Philadelphia, MRP, will headline our business partners in a sparkling occasion which will mark the 90th anniversary of the Irish Echo — Irish America’s oldest and largest newspaper — and allow us to place a special spotlight on many of the small businesses which make up the IABCN.

For more information, contact:
Tracey Quilligan, Executive Director Irish Echo, 165 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, email tquilligan@irishecho.com, phone 212-482-4818
Alanna Barry-McCloskey, Business Manager, Irish American Business Chamber & Network, Inc. 200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, email abarry@iabcn.org, phone 215-772-3101.

The 50 Irish American Entrepreneurs honored in the 2018 Irish Small Business-Big Impact 50 are:

Peter Barton, Mobilease Modular Space Inc   |   J Bruce Boucher, Boucher Brothers LLC   |   Ed Brennan, The Brennan Collective   |   Shannon Breuer and Don Riley, Wiley Group   |   Kathleen Brunner, Acumen Analytic   |   Joseph Callahan, Ciright,   |   Maggie Calpin, Nibbles & Bits   |   Seamus Canning, Canning Electric   |   Fergus Carey, Fergie’s Pub   |   Keith Carney, Founder of FedNet   |   Christine Carroll, Crossing Vineyards & Winery Inc   |   Brian & Jennifer Cleary, McKennas Irish Kitchen   |   Lisa Marie Clinton, Avail   |   Thomas S Coffey, United Floral Service Inc   |   Robert Connolly, BC Compliance Group   |   Kevin Connor, Modern Strategic Branding & Comm   |   Dan Cronin, Chorus Communications LLC   |   Mike Daley, OrthogenRX Inc   |   Kevin Duffy, Sullivan Engineering LLC   |   Seán McNeill, McNeill Real Estate   |   Anita Finnegan, Novaleah.com   |   Noel Fleming, Conley Fleming LLP   |   Damien Given, Sona Pub & Kitchen   |   Jack Glacken, TGI – Todays Graphics Inc   |   John Graf, The Priory Hospitality Group   |   Colm Grealy, AdForce.com   |   Maureen Kelly, Knights Catering   |  Kathy Bellwoar, PPT Consulting  |   Ronald C Kerins, Jr, Greyhawk   |   Barry Lynch, Galmay Corporation   |   Jim Logue, ThermOmegaTech, Inc   |   Sean Magee, Anchor Media Services   |   Gavin McCloskey, Nourish Snacks   |   Matthew McCloskey IV, McCloskey Financial Group   |   Jim, McCullough Mechanical Solutions Associates   |   Norbert McGettigan Jr, Impact Dimensions   |   Hugh McGrory, Datavized Technologies   |   David McLaughlin, QuantaVerse   |   Enda McShane, Velocity   |   Robert Mendte, Service Network Design   |  Matthew Moroney, Goldberg, Miller & Rubin   |   Paul Murtagh, Murtagh Brothers, Inc   |   Dennis O’Neill, Beacon Consulting Group   |   Mary Ann Pierce, Map Digital   |   Erin Reilly, Pop! Promos   |   Kate Shields, Vault Communications   |   Susan Stipa, McDay LLC   |   Ed Sullivan, Trust Exchange   |   Shawn Swords, Irish American Films


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