Sam Coyl Of Netrepid Honored As Eastern PA Veteran Small Business Person of the Year

April 29, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
April 29, 2014 - Netrepid President/CEO Sam Coyl has been named Veteran Small Business Person Of The Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration's Philadelphia District Office in recognition of the company's achievements as well as his advocacy for small business in Eastern Pennsylvania, the agency announced Friday.

"This is very exciting and serves as another example of how much great talent there is in this part of Pennsylvania," said Coyl. "I'd like to thank everyone that put in the hard work involved in nominating me for this honor, it was incredibly generous."

Coyl, a US Marine, served his country from 1995 2003 with the 1st Force Service Support Group, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity, and the 4th Force Recon Company Detachment. He founded Netrepid in 2004.

In consideration for the Veteran Small Business Person of the Year award, Coyl was nominated by Melissa McLaughlin, director of business finance at the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and CREDC.

"It was an honor to nominate Sam for our region's Veteran-Owned Small Business Person of the Year award," said McLaughlin. "Sam demonstrates a determination, vision and leadership befitting not only his Marine Corps brotherhood, but which are required for all successful entrepreneurs."

Netrepid is a service-disabled veteran owned business and one of about 727,000 small businesses in Eastern Pennsylvania eligible for nomination for this year's SBA awards. According to the business directory managed by the National Veteran Owned Business Association, Netrepid is also one of over 1400 veteran owned businesses in Pennsylvania.

Every year since 1963, the U.S. Small Business Administration has taken the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from across the nation through National Small Business Week. Once again this year, events will be taking place across the country to engage the small business community and highlight their importance as innovators and job creators who strengthen the nation's economy.

Netrepid will be hosting an event to commemorate Sam's recognition in conjunction with the Eastern Pennsylvania Small Business Administration on Monday, June 2. Details about that event are forthcoming.

In addition to Coyl, the two other executives and four companies honored with 2014 Eastern Pennsylvania Small Business Awards include:

  • Maria Frizelle Roberts, President/CEO, MFR Consultants as Small Business Person of the Year
  • Irving W. McConnell, CEO, The McConnell Group as 8A Graduate Of The Year
  • Char's Tracy Mansion Restaurant of Harrisburg as Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year
  • Community Marketing Concepts of Allentown as Family-Owned Business of the Year
  • EcoTech Marine International, Inc. of Allentown as Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • Environmental Construction Services, Inc. of Philadelphia as Minority Small Business of the Year

  • The official SBA awards ceremony is scheduled for Monday, June 12 beginning at 10:00 am in Philadelphia.

    For information on Sam Coyl and Netrepid's other certifications and recognitions, please visit

    About Netrepid:
    Founded in 2004, Netrepid is a service-disabled veteran owned business that provides infrastructure hosting services to help growing companies accelerate their technology evolution from the ground to the cloud. One of North America's top 100 MSP hosting service providers, Netrepid privately owns and operates an 8000-square foot, Tier 3-quality, HIPAA and PCI-compliant data center located in Harrisburg, PA. From the data center, Netrepid is able to provide its direct clients and network of partner-resellers a wide array of subscription-based technology solutions ranging from cloud services to server colocation and virtualization. Netrepid creates a relationship that allows them to become a part of the team for their clients, partners and resellers - not just a vendor. This strong relationship based culture enables Netrepid to provide quality advice, support, and direction to their clients as they match technology to their business.

    To learn more about Netrepid, call 800.577.6981, visit or follow the company on LinkedIn.

    About The SBA's National Small Business Week:
    SBA's National Small Business Week Celebration takes place May 12-16 at locations across the nation. Individuals can register online and find additional information on National Small Business Week events at Aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners and others are invited to attend the U.S. Small Business Administration's National Small Business Week events. National Small Business Week culminates in Washington, D.C., where the 2014 National Small Business Person of the Year will be named. Events will also be live-streamed on SBA's website at

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