Shawni Davis, owner and operator of Luminary Electrical, received the New York State Small Business Development Center’s 2023 Minority Entrepreneur of the Year Award on Friday, September 29. She was presented the award by Sonya Smith, State Director of the New York Small Business Development Centers. Davis is a client of the Small Business Development Center at Onondaga Community College.
Davis is the owner and operator of Luminary Electrical which has 15 years of experience performing commercial and industrial electrical work. Luminary Electrical is a Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise Certified Master Licensed Contractor, a member of the National Electric Contractors Association, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
From Dr. Warren Hilton, President of Onondaga Community College:
“We’re so proud of Shawni Davis and what she has accomplished. She came to the Small Business Development Center at Onondaga Community College with a dream. Our SBDC team worked with her to create a plan and she executed it. Through the hard work and perseverance of Shawni and her team, they turned Luminary Electrical into a successful enterprise which small business owners across New York State can learn from. We at OCC are so proud to have played a small role in Shawni’s journey, and look forward to hearing more success stories in future years.”
From Bob Griffin, Regional Director of the Onondaga Community College SBDC:
"Shawni’s story and her success have yielded even more accolades and recognition, including introducing President Biden during his visit to Onondaga Community College in October of last year. Here at the Small Business Development Center, we are incredibly proud of Shawni and her many accomplishments. What is so meaningful to us, is that we were able to play a small role in being there to help Shawni as she started down this path, and to continue to be there to support her for years to come. On behalf of the entire Onondaga SBDC team, we want to congratulate you."
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