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Thursday, December 3, 2015

ESC's John Larkin Participates in SBA Emerging Leaders Program

Recently John Larkin, Senior Partner with Electronic Systems Consultants LLC (ESC), graduated from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Emerging Leaders program. The program, which was administered in Columbus, Ohio, ran for a total of seven months. The following press release offers additional information on this most prodigious program. --Al Colombo, ESC Media Director

For Immediate Release:
Nov. 10, 2015
Release #: FY15-14

11 Local Small Business Owners Graduate from SBA Emerging Leaders Program

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fifteen small business owners across the state of Ohio graduated from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Emerging Leaders program, a “mini-MBA” training initiative for local business on the brink of growth.

This is the first year the SBA Columbus District Office provided the seven-month executive education series. The program includes approximately 100 hours of classroom time, connects small business owners with a network of industry experts and peers, and supports the creation of a three-year strategic growth action plan.

Since the SBA started offering the Emerging Leaders program in various locations across the country, graduates have created more than 2,400 new full-time jobs, accessed more than $73 million in new financing, and secured federal, state, local and tribal contracts worth more than $1 billion. The 2015 graduates from Ohio represented various industries including engineering, billing services, security consulting, food services, graphic design, recruiting and staffing.

“Small business owners often know where they want to take their business, but struggle with how to get there. The Emerging Leaders initiative provides the tools and expert guidance to spark sustainable growth,” said Martin Golden, district director of the SBA’s Columbus District Office.

“There is great value for small business owners to dedicate time to work on their business rather than just in their business,” Golden continued. “Emerging Leaders participants are contributing to local economies by providing new employment opportunities and by bringing growth and innovation to their communities.”

The following are the 2015 SBA Emerging Leaders graduates in Ohio:

Linda Buel, SRMC
Michael Chow, Metro CD Engineering
Anthony Frazier, Urban Chefs
Kristen Harris, Portfolio Creative
David Henry, DEH Electric, LLC
Lori Hubble, Buckeye Skilled Trades
John Larkin, Electronic Systems Consultants
Melissa Skaggs, TBC Services
Barb Shea, 2Shea Creative, LLC
Teresa Sherald, Diversity Search Group
Judy Wells, Designers Midwest

For more information about the Emerging Leaders initiative – including applying for the 2016 class – visit


Nicholas Pavlik
614)-469-6860 Ext. 238

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

ESC Competes in $100K Chase Grant Program

It’s not every day that a small business like Electronic Systems Consultants LLC (ESC) gets a chance to win a $100,000.00 grant, especially one owned and operated by a minority business person, like John Larkin.

Every day ESC competes against large, mainstream companies with huge resources. Having $100,000.00 would enable the Columbus, Ohio-based firm to further expand operations by hiring new technicians, office workers, and to pay for advertising. However, before ESC can even hope to win--before the firm is actually eligible for the contest--Chase Bank requires that it receive 250 votes from individuals across the nation, individuals like you.

“This is an excellent opportunity for ESC to expand, which means I’ll be able to hire additional fire and security technicians, buy much needed test devices and other equipment, as well as hire more office people,” says John Larkin, senior partner with Electronic Systems Consultants LLC of Columbus, Ohio. “ESC is an Ohio certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), which means we’re a small business competing against huge companies. Having the money that this grant affords will go a long way in assuring our competitiveness and effectiveness in our market. This is why I’m asking you today to help make this happen.”
What exactly is the Mission Main Street Grants® program? The program gives money to 20 small businesses nationwide to help expand their operations. To be eligible, besides having 250 votes, a small business must have less than 100 employees, must have been in business for two consecutive years, and the owner must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the United States.
“So far we qualify on all accounts, other than the 250 votes. We have until June 19th go get them,” says Larkin. “I’d appreciate it very much if you could take a few moments of your time do give us a chance to win this grant.”

Please help John Larkin attain eligibility!

Number 1: If you have a Facebook account, please go to this link on Chase Bank and vote for ESC: and click on the VOTE NOW button which looks like this:

Here's how to do it:

Number 2: You also can help by forwarding this article to your personal/business friends and acquaintances. Go to the bottom of this article and click on the social media channel(s) of your choice. That will share this article with your social media followers and friends. The social media bar looks like this:

This is a great opportunity for ESC to grow and give back to the community. Please help us to do that by voting for Electronic Systems Consultants LLC by clicking on the VOTE NOW button. Thank you!

Press Contact: Allan B. Colombo, TpromoCom
330-956-9003 | E-mail