In May 2014, Early Education Business Consultants were featured in an article from the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce website. The article, was titled "SBDC Wins U.S. Small Business Administration's Excellence and Innovation Center Award: Early Education Small Business Mentoring Program is Transforming Local Businesses that Provide Care and Education to Regions Future Workforce." The article opened with:
The Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads (SBDC), an affiliate of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce it has been selected as the Commonwealth's Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Center by the U.S. Small Business Administration Richmond District Office. This award honors a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Service Center for excellence in providing value to small businesses and advancing program delivery and management through innovation. The timing of this award coincides with the SBA’s National Small Business Week (May 12-16), which recognizes outstanding leaders within the small business community for their contributions.