Local woman receives SBA's Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

A local woman has received the Small Business Association Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award after founding a digital marketing agency.

Posted: Oct 1, 2020 5:15 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – A local woman has received the Small Business Association Upstate New York Office's Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award after founding a digital marketing agency.

Francesca Orsomarso, owner of FMN Creative based in Utica, was nominated by the Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center.

“It’s truly inspiring to see young people like Francesca turn their passion into a successful business – and grow it – right here in Upstate New York,” said SBA District Director Bernard J. Paprocki.

Orsomarso founded FMN Creative in 2016, when she decided to combine her passion for marketing and music.

“I am so thankful to be recognized for this honor. I never set out to be an ‘entrepreneur.’ I started my business at 23 years old out of a spare bedroom in my home, with my laptop and the belief that marketing is like good music - it should get an audience listening and taking action,” said Orsomarso.

FMN Creative is an SBA Certified Women-Owned Small Business, and a New York State Certified Women’s Business Enterprise and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business.

Orsomarso was awarded in a virtual ceremony.

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