Florida’s North District Office of the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the selection of SIMETRI, Inc. for its prestigious Emerging Leaders Initiative.

SIMETRI, Inc. is one of only 20 businesses among applicants from 43 counties in the district’s service area.

The SBA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative is an intensive seven-month training course that specifically focuses on the professional development of executives of businesses poised for growth in underserved communities. The program is open to small businesses that have been in business for at least three years, have reached $250K in annual sales, and employ at least one person besides the owner. The SBA added Orlando, Florida, to the list of eligible areas for the program this year.

SIMETRI’s president and chief executive officer, Angela Alban, will attend the free and intensive “MBA-like” training and mentorship program that aims to help small businesses elevate their growth.

“I’m extremely excited that SBA has recognized our explosive growth over the last few years by accepting me into the Emerging Leaders Initiative. This opportunity will help me position SIMETRI for continued growth in the future,” Alban said. “SIMETRI is committed to delivering the best solutions to our customers, but also providing a top work experience for our team. This program helps ensure we succeed in both areas.”

Alban founded the company in 2009, putting into action years of industry experience, technical expertise, and a firm sense of personal responsibility to her customers and employees. The company’s multifaceted team of field experts are deeply committed to adapting to challenges and breaking new ground in the design, manufacturing, and delivery of SIMETRI’s products and services.

About SIMETRI. SIMETRI, Inc. is a woman and minority-owned small business that delivers state-of-the-art products and services that enhance the human experience by improving client outcomes. SIMETRI offers results that boundlessly leverage creativity and technology. Founded in 2009 and based just outside of Orlando, Florida, the nation’s capital for modeling, simulation and training, SIMETRI has expanded from its roots in simulation and today offers a broad range of innovative training technologies and services that are conceptualized, researched, developed and manufactured at its laboratory in Winter Park, Florida.

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