Microvi Recognized as 2017 Small Business of the Year
June 6, 2017 – Microvi was recognized as the Small Business of the Year for the 10th Senate District by California State Senator Bob Wieckowski, the company announced today. The award was presented to Microvi at a ceremony in Sacramento as part of the California Small Business Association’s Small Business Day 2017.
The recognition follows Microvi’s recent awards, including the 2017 Business Innovation Award, the 2017 Environmental Achievement Award, and the company’s first-place finish in the 2017 East Bay Innovation Award in the clean tech category.
“Access to clean water is an increasingly important issue in our state and around the world,” said Senator Bob Wieckowski, the chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. “We need safe, sustainable systems in place and Microvi’s advanced nitrate removal technology is providing more than 200 million gallons of potable water to thousands of households in California. Through its advanced technology and strategic partnerships, Microvi is finding solutions to our water and energy challenges around the world.”
The day-long ceremony included presentations by Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom; Kevin de Leon, President Pro Tempore of the Senate; Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the Assembly; Dave Jones, Insurance Commissioner, and Patricia Bates, Senate Minority Leader.
“California’s small businesses are the economic engine of our state,” said Betty Jo Toccoli, President of the California Small Business Association. “Microvi was celebrated for their successful small business and contributions to the community.”
About the California Small Business Association
The California Small Business Association is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit, non-partisan organization that makes its mission to provide small business with a meaningful voice in state and federal governments. CSBA was founded as an outgrowth of the 1980 White House Conference on Small Business. Small business contributes to 75% of California’s gross state product and over half of the state’s private sector jobs. For more information, please visit www.csba.com.
Microvi is a leading green technology company based in the San Francisco Bay Area that develops next-generation bioconversion technologies in the water, wastewater and bio-based chemical industries. Microvi’s approach has been demonstrated in a wide range of applications, including at large scale, to enable smaller footprints, increased productivity and disruptive economics compared to current methods. Microvi has formed partnerships around the world with public and private firms, academic institutions and municipal agencies. For more information, please visit www.microvi.com.
Ameen Razavi, Director of Innovation Research, Microvi Biotechnologies