SBA Awards GEPermit: Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year 2016
As a part of America’s 53rd anniversary of Small Business Week, the San Diego District of SBA (Small Business Association) named GEPermit the 2016 Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year.
Gulsum Ozturk Rustemoglu – our Founder & President – received this prestigious award at the 2016 Small Business Awards Luncheon, which was put on by the San Diego District of SBA, North San Diego Small Business Development Center and MiraCosta College Foundation, on May 5, 2016.
Learn more about the SBA awards and reasons GEPermit was chosen at San Diego Metro Magazine.
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GEPermit Celebrates its 7th Year Anniversary
GEPermit is excited to share an important milestone. This month, on July 2nd, 2016, GEPermit celebrates its 7th anniversary.
When the company was initially founded in San Diego on July 2, 2009, it focused solely on NEPA and CEQA permitting and consulting. Since that time, we have become a full-service permitting firm that has come to offer a wide variety of other services. From telecommunications permitting to collaborating on Housing Urban Development projects, there have been a multitude of accomplishments in the past 7 years.
For example, within the past year GEPermit has been honored to have:
- Received the 2016 Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year by the San Diego District of the SBA (Small Business Association).
- Received the 2016 Trailblazer Award for her work at both GEPermit and Kosu Dunyamiz by the San Diego chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) BRAVO! Awards.
- Been nominated for the 2016 Woman Business Owner of the Year Award by the San Diego chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) BRAVO! Awards.
We look forward to continuing our hard work and efforts in order to grow and expand our efforts throughout the United States.
GEPermit Founder Receives NAWBO BRAVO! Award: 2016 Trailblazer of the Year
GEPermit is proud to announce that its founder and president, Gulsum Ozturk Rustemoglu, received a prestigious honor at the NAWBO BRAVO 2016 Awards.
NAWBO (the National Association of Women Business Owners) is an organization dedicated to supporting, educating and empowering women in business. The San Diego chapter’s annual BRAVO! Awards celebrate the achievements of female entrepreneurs in the San Diego region. This year, GEPermit was very excited to be a sponsor of this year’s awards ceremony, which was held at the Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort in San Diego North County on May 18th, 2016.
Gulsum Ozturk Rustemoglu, a dedicated NAWBO member herself and an active marathon runner, was nominated for the Woman Business Owner of the Year award and Trailblazer Award. She received the Trailblazer Award for her work at both GEPermit and Kosu Dunyamiz, a new brand she has cultivated in her home country, Turkey, which empowers women to start their own businesses and achieve their full potentials through engaging in running, living an active lifestyle and having healthy communities.
In addition, Gulsum has grown her capabilities and trailblazed in 2016 by graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles’ (UCLA) Anderson School of Management program: Management Development for Entrepreneurs (MDE) and the Goldman Sachs 10K Small Business Program. Her passion for entrepreneurship and learning continues to propel both her and her companies forward.
Learn more about the San Diego NAWBO chapter and its impactful work at its website: www.nawbo-sd.org.
GEPermit wins first in category for America’s Finest Corporate Dash 5K in San Diego!
On August 25th, GEPermit participated in the first ever America’s Finest Corporate Dash 5K in San Diego. With a great effort put forth by the San Diego office, GEPermit won for the Coed category for General Service’s companies. Along with our Environmental analyst, Shyan, coming in 2nd overall with a time of 14:42. We hope to continue this tradition and continue leading the pack!