Dr. Anton Bizzell Selected as Small Business Person of the Year for Maryland by U.S. Small Business Administration


March 11, 2020 (Washington, DC) – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that Anton C. Bizzell, M.D., President and CEO of The Bizzell Group (Bizzell), has been selected as Maryland’s Small Business Person of the Year for 2020. The recognition comes ahead of National Small Business Week, where SBA acknowledges over 50 exceptional individuals from across the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam who have not only realized their dreams of entrepreneurship but have also been tremendous job creators, helping to expand our economy.

“It is an honor to represent Maryland and be recognized with my peers across the nation,” said Dr. Bizzell. “I have leveraged the tools and resources from the SBA, coupled with the strength of my outstanding team to deliver impactful services and solutions to our clients and we look forward to harnessing this momentum as we continue to expand our global footprint.”

Since 2010, the Prince George’s County based, Bizzell has created hundreds of jobs locally and nationally, generated record revenue, and been ranked by Inc. Magazine and The Washington Business Journal as one of the fastest growing small businesses in the U.S. Bizzell has been at forefront of public health issues, including the opioid epidemic, the Ebola crisis, and the recent COVID-19 outbreak.

In addition, Dr. Bizzell is intimately and actively involved with several community initiatives and non-profit organizations throughout Maryland. Currently, he sits on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington and the Maryland March of Dimes, and serves as the President of the Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in Baltimore, MD—all directly aligned with Bizzell’s vision to “build healthy, secure, connected, and sustainable communities in our nation and around the world.”

About The Bizzell Group

Established in 2010, The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) certified firm that specializes in strategy, consulting, and technology. Bizzell’s expert staff and consultants provide data-driven, research-informed and innovative solutions that build healthy, secure, connected, and sustainable communities in our nation and around the world. Under the leadership and vision of founder, Anton C. Bizzell, MD, the company has grown from a staff of two in one small office, to a thriving firm with three offices in Lanham, MD, Rockville, MD, and Atlanta, GA, with ongoing projects around the world.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration
Created in 1953, The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.

About National Small Business Week
Each year, the SBA celebrates National Small Business Week by recognizing the achievements of outstanding small business owners and entrepreneurs across the United States. All NSBW winners have been invited to attend ceremonies in Washington, D.C., May 3-4, where they will be honored with their individual award along with special recognition of the three runners-up and the naming of the 2020 National Small Business Person of the Year. To learn more about National Small Business Week activities and to see all the 2020 awardees, visit www.sba.gov/nsbw.

Dr. Anton Bizzell Joined the March of Dimes’ Maryland Market Board of Directors

Dr. Anton Bizzell Joined the March of Dimes’ Maryland Market Board of Directors

Business and community leader, Anton C. Bizzell, M.D., President and CEO of the Bizzell Group, has been elected to the March of Dimes Maryland Market Board of Directors.

Dr. Anton Bizzell understands the importance of fighting for the health of all moms and babies. “As a public health advocate, I can’t think of a more important cause,” he says. “When you support the March of Dimes, you make a statement that you want to live in a world in which healthy moms and strong babies are a priority for us all.” Dr. Bizzell has spent most of his career on public health issues regarding access to and quality of medical, substance misuse, and behavioral health services. He has extensive experience in collaborating and interacting with professional health and community organizations, as well as expert knowledge in identifying and treating medical diseases in the fields of primary care, mental health, and substance abuse.

In his role as a board member, Dr. Bizzell serves as an advocate for the March of Dimes’ mission, encouraging local businesses and community leaders to join him in supporting the fight for stronger, healthier babies. “The number of babies born prematurely here in Maryland and across the country is not acceptable,” he says. “March of Dimes empowers families with programs, knowledge, and tools.”

MOD leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. They believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. For 80 years, MOD has helped millions of babies survive and thrive. They’re building on that legacy to level the playing field for all moms and babies, no matter their age, socioeconomic background, or demographics. They advocate for policies that prioritize their health, support radical improvements to the care moms and babies receive, and pioneer research to find solutions to the biggest health threats to moms and babies. MOD pioneered the vaccine research leading to the eradication of polio in the United States, and then shifted focus to address some of the biggest health threats to moms and babies with innovations like folic acid, newborn screening, and surfactant therapy. Today, they educate medical professionals and the public about best practices, support lifesaving research, provide comfort and support to families in neonatal intensive care units, and advocate for those who need them most: moms and babies. For more information on the March of Dimes, please visit https://www.marchofdimes.org/.

Bizzell CEO Joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Bizzell CEO Joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to Combat the Opioid Crisis

The President and CEO of the Bizzell Group (Bizzell), Anton Bizzell, M.D., will partner with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation for the launch of Sharing Solutions, a campaign and online resource designed to help local businesses combat the opioid crisis. Dr. Bizzell, a U.S. Chamber Foundation Fellow, serves as the substance abuse expert, advising the Chamber Foundation’s campaign, which includes a tour of 10 hard-hit cities, where educational workshops are provided to the community. Dr. Bizzell leads and moderates panel discussions with other business leaders, sharing innovative solutions to help employers address the opioid crisis through changes in business processes, employee engagement, core competencies, and community outreach. “Businesses at the core of our communities can help solve this public health crisis, starting with our families and people in the workplace,” said Dr. Bizzell. “As a business owner, I am honored to be a part of this movement, saving lives and making resources accessible to the people who need them most.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. They educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.

Bizzell CEO Receives the National Service to Youth Award from BGCGW

Bizzell CEO Receives the National Service to Youth Award from BGCGW

Caption: Dr. Anton Bizzell, President/CEO of the Bizzell Group, being recognized by the Boys & Girls  Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW).

Today, Dr. Bizzell received the National Service to Youth Award for over 5 years of devoted service and commitment to our communities, specifically to the BGCGW–Prince George’s County Region.

The mission of BGCGW is to help boys and girls of all backgrounds, especially those who need us most, build confidence, develop character, and acquire the skills needed to become productive, civic-minded, responsible adults.

The BGCGW serves kids and teens through an adopted strategy created by their National Headquarters to ensure academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Their 16 sites, covering 75 miles from Manassas to Germantown, serve as safe havens for their members. Open when schools are not, their clubs provide a safe and fun alternative to being home alone or on the street. Over 1,500 youth attend the Clubs for activities, to see their friends, and to spend time with positive and encouraging adults. They welcome every child for a nominal annual membership fee but will not turn any child away for inability to pay.