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Rubio Honors Tequesta’s Oceana Coffee as 2019’s First Small Business of the Week

Jan 10, 2019 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, named Oceana Coffee Roasters in Tequesta, Florida, as the Small Business of the Week for the week of January 6-13, 2019. Oceana Coffee Roasters will be recognized in the Congressional Record of the U.S. Senate.
Rubio released the following video message to congratulate Oceana Coffee Roasters as the Small Business of the Week. A high-quality version of the video for download is available here.
“As we begin a new Congress, I’m honored to take on a new role now as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. As chairman, I’ll highlight a small business in the state of Florida that exemplifies the American entrepreneurial spirit. It is my pleasure to honor Oceana Coffee Roasters of Tequesta, Florida as this year’s first Small Business of the Week.
“In 2009, Amy and Scott Angelo started their business with a converted popcorn maker and just thirty-five dollars. Since then, they have moved to a large roasting facility, responded to demand in the market for local, fair trade coffee, and expanded their business through e-commerce sales and direct shipments to approximately one-hundred wholesale customers. The Angelos and their employees are a great example of American ambition and ingenuity, and I wish them continued success.”
Founded in 2009, Oceana Coffee Roasters produces high-quality coffee beans made in small batches. Their current selection is made of a variety of beans from Costa Rica, Guatemala, Sumatra and Ethiopia. Each quarter, the company makes a donation to a charity of its customers’ choice through their ‘A Cup of Kindness’ program. They also give back to their community by partnering with Els for Autism to offer internships for students. In 2016, they were recognized as the Small Business of the Year by the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce.
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.