Angie Smith Named 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year


 Angie Smith, right, with her mother Allison Smith.

Angie Smith of VIVA Villas Inc. was named the U.S. Small Business Administration St. John Entrepreneur of the Year for 2013 in recognition for her outstanding contribution as a small business person, her loyal service to the citizens of the US Virgin Islands and her dedication to the growth and expansion of the territory.

An award ceremony was hosted on Wednesday, May 29, at the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef on St. Thomas and was attended by numerous dignitaries including the Governor John deJongh, Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen and Senator Shawn Michael Malone and University of the Virgin Islands President  Dr. David Hall.

Also honored by SBA was Cafe Roma owner John Hiebert who was awarded the 2013 St. John Small Business of the Year.