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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, named Mercedes Scientific of Lakewood Ranch, FL as the U.S. Senate Small Business of the Week.
 
Rubio released the following video message to congratulate Mercedes Scientific as the Senate Small Business of the Week. A broadcast quality version can be found here.
 
“Hello, I’m Senator Marco Rubio, and I chair the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. 
 
“Today, I’m honoring Mercedes Scientific of Lakewood Ranch, Florida as the Senate Small Business of the Week. 
 
“For nearly 30 years, this woman-owned, woman-led medical supply company has partnered with hospitals and laboratories across the country..
 
“Like many small businesses, Mercedes Scientific was impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
 
“Despite supply chain disruptions, they worked tirelessly to source critical supplies like COVID-19 test kits and personal protective equipment.
 
“Recently, Mercedes Scientific was approved for a Paycheck Protection Program loan.
 
“They were able to pay their sixty-seven employees, and continue their vital work supporting public health efforts in Florida and nationwide.
 
“Congratulations to the entire team at Mercedes Scientific on being named the Senate Small Business of the Week!
 
“I look forward to your continued success and service to our nation.”
 
As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Senator Rubio continues the tradition of honoring America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship oversees proposed legislation on matters relating to the Small Business Administration and investigates all problems relating to America’s small businesses.