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Senator Reed attended an award ceremony honoring Cheryl Zimmerman, President and CEO of FarSounder Inc. of Warwick, for receiving the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 2015 Tibbetts Award, recognizing the company’s “exemplary role in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs (STTR).”  FarSounder Inc. is the first Rhode Island winner of the Tibbetts Award.

SBA Associate Administrator for Field Operations Rob Hill and SBA New England Regional Administrator Seth Goodall represented the federal agency at the ceremony.

FarSounder Inc. is one of 23 companies nationwide honored with this year’s Tibbetts Award for being “beacons of promise and models of excellence in advanced technology.”

Tibbetts award winners are selected based on the economic impact of their technological innovation.