Job Creators Network Names FRLA Restaurant Director Small Business Owner of The Year

WASHINGTON, D.C.–  Last week, the Job Creators Network (JCN) announced Carlos Gazitua, owner of Sergio’s Family Restaurants in Florida and Restaurant Director at the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Small Business Owner of the Year.

Sergio’s, a family-owned business that has served high quality Cuban-American food since 1975 and has grown to thirteen locations. Alfredo Ortiz, JCN President and CEO, released the following statement:

“I’m so pleased to recognize Carlos Gazitua as the Job Creators Network Small Business Owner of the Year. The past year has been tough for small businesses and Carlos stepped-up to help the community and advocate on behalf of Main Street. After utilizing the Paycheck Protection Program, Sergio’s Family Restaurant was able to adapt to keep patrons and staff safe, as well as provide thousands of free meals to first responders, healthcare workers and others in need. Carlos and his actions during the pandemic deserve our admiration.”

“We are honored to be recognized as Small Business of the Year in 2020 by JCN. Last year was all about change. Our leadership team didn’t focus our energy on fighting to maintain the old, but challenged ourselves to build the new,” said Gazitua, owner of Sergio’s Family Restaurants and Restaurant Director at the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “Our focus went to vertical channels like selling our product digitally and on non-traditional streams. Our employees deserve this award for coming to work every day with a positive attitude to move forward and take care of our community and first responders. They were never afraid to fail as we developed new product lines during this crisis, and in return we were able to keep our doors open for our guest.”

Job Creators Network is a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to educate employees of Main Street America, so we can protect the 85 million people who depend on the success of small businesses.

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