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John L. Stonecipher

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Guidance Helicopters Inc.
6565 Crystal Lane
Prescott, Arizona 86301
United States

Company Description: Guidance Helicopters, Inc. was founded with this core belief and vision: TO PROVIDE THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF HELICOPTER FLIGHT TRAINING We are committed to this...   more
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azsbdc | AZSBDC
www.azsbdc.net, 16 May 2013 [cached]
AZ SBA Person of the Year - John Stonecipher, CEO of Guidance Aviation
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May 16, 2013, Scottsdale, AZ. - John Stonecipher, President, CEO of Guidance Aviation, accepted the Arizona Small Business Administration's Person of The Year Award from the State's SBA CEO, Rick Murray and National SBA District Director, Robert Blaney, pictured here during the State's SBA 20th Annual Enterprise Business Awards at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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Established in 1998, Stonecipher started Guidance with one helicopter and himself as the sole instructor pilot and employee. Today, Guidance Aviation is recognized as a leading collegiate helicopter flight training academy with a fleet of fifteen aircraft, fifty employees, and hundreds of graduates throughout the country now working in the aviation industry.
Selection of The Person of The Year by the Arizona Small Business Administration is based upon the following criteria: (1) Staying power, (2) Growth in number of employees, (3) Increase in sales, (4) Current and past financial performance, (5) Innovativeness of product or service offered, (6) Response to adversity, and (7) Evidence of contributions.
"Our success is a result of the great people that work at Guidance. These people are simply the best of the best," stated Stonecipher.
AZ SBDC Network helps small business
AZ SBDC Network helps small business
Stonecipher and Guidance Aviation have been working with Fred Kennedy, a senior business advisor with 21 years of experience, at the Yavapai College Small Business Development Center (YC SBDC).
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Pictured here are Fred Kennedy, John Stonecipher and Janice Washington, Arizona Small Business Development Center Network Director.
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I met John Stonecipher in 2005 when his business advisor, Rick Gibson, a business professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, asked me to assist John and Guidance with strategic business planning. Since those early days, John and his team have brought Guidance to the forefront of successful businesses in Yavapai County and in Arizona. The accomplishments that John and Guidance have made are far too many to mention here, but nonetheless, accolades are deserved. It was my humble privilege and unpretentious honor to nominate John as the SBA Person of the Year and see him win the honor and, in turn, the admiration of his peers, the community, and his country."
Helicopter Pilot School CEO John ...
www.prweb.com, 26 June 2013 [cached]
Helicopter Pilot School CEO John Stonecipher of Guidance Aviation Awarded Prestigious Business Award by SBA, Washington, D.C.
Guidance Aviation's CEO John Stonecipher brings home national award for the helicopter industry, aviation and the State of Arizona.
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John Stonecipher, CEO, Guidance Aviation with US SBA Administrator Karen Mills
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"John exemplifies what it means to be an entrepreneur," said Karen Mills, SBA Administrator.
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John Stonecipher, President and CEO of Guidance Aviation in Prescott, Arizona was named the Person of the Year by the United States Small Business Administration in Washington, D.C., during the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Small Business Administration's National Small Business Week.
Stonecipher not only took home the National SBA Award for Guidance Aviation, the helicopter industry, and aviation, but also for the State of Arizona as it is the first time in the 50 year history of National Small Business Week that an Arizona business has won since the Kennedy Administration created the prestigious event.
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Earlier in the year, Stonecipher won the State of Arizona's Small Business Person of The Year before moving on to the National SBA event. The selection of the Person of The Year by the Arizona Small Business Administration is based upon the following criteria: (1) Staying power, (2) Growth in number of employees, (3) Increase in sales, (4) Current and past financial performance, (5) Innovativeness of product or service offered, (6) Response to adversity, and (7) Evidence of contributions.
Stonecipher established Guidance Aviation in 1998 with one aircraft and himself as the only employee and instructor pilot.
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Stonecipher was accompanied at the event by his wife Amanda, parents John and Ingrid Stonecipher, Guidance Aviation CFO Nancy Armstrong, and Chris Horton, Manager of Flight Operations, Guidance Aviation.
WASHINGTON, June 21, 2013 ...
www.prnewswire.com, 21 June 2013 [cached]
WASHINGTON, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a young boy, John L. Stonecipher grew up in Pasadena, Calif.  His future was forged as he watched police helicopters fly overhead.  By 18, he was certified to fly. By 19, with an instructor's certificate in hand, he was teaching others the intricacies of helicopter flight.
(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110909/DC65875LOGO)
Today, Stonecipher was named 2013 National Small Business Person of the Year by Karen Mills, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration during SBA's celebration of National Small Business Week.
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Stonecipher is President and CEO of Guidance Aviation in Prescott, Ariz.  He founded Guidance Aviation in 1998 and the company took residence at Prescott's Municipal Airport.  From there, Stonecipher's dream of creating a first rate, high altitude flight school literally took off.  The company's progression is a testament to success.  Characterized by innovation and growth, the school soon won Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approvals, created alliances with the Yavapai Sheriff's Office, won approval from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to train veterans, and received accreditation with Embry-Riddle University.  Yavapai College has partnered with Guidance Aviation and offers an Associate of Applied Science Professional Helicopter Pilot Degree Program.
Today Guidance Aviation has a staff of 55, fourteen aircraft and a waiting list of students ready to take flight into their futures.
"John is a perfect example of a person who is driven to reach his childhood dreams.  He exemplifies what it means to be an entrepreneur.  He has never given up and is always moving forward and up - literally and figuratively.  I couldn't be more pleased to name him as this year's Small Business Person of the Year," Mills said.
AZSBDC
www.azsbdc.net, 16 May 2013 [cached]
May 16, 2013, Scottsdale, AZ. - John Stonecipher, President, CEO of Guidance Aviation, accepted the Arizona Small Business Administration's Person of The Year Award from the State's SBA CEO, Rick Murray and National SBA District Director, Robert Blaney, pictured here during the State's SBA 20th Annual Enterprise Business Awards at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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Established in 1998, Stonecipher started Guidance with one helicopter and himself as the sole instructor pilot and employee.  Today, Guidance Aviation is recognized as a leading collegiate helicopter flight training academy with a fleet of fifteen aircraft, fifty employees, and hundreds of graduates throughout the country now working in the aviation industry.
Selection of The Person of The Year by the Arizona Small Business Administration is based upon the following criteria: Â (1) Staying power, (2) Growth in number of employees, (3) Increase in sales, (4) Current and past financial performance, (5) Innovativeness of product or service offered, (6) Response to adversity, and (7) Evidence of contributions.
"Our success is a result of the great people that work at Guidance. Â These people are simply the best of the best," stated Stonecipher.
AZ SBDC Network helps small business
AZ SBDC Network helps small business
Stonecipher and Guidance Aviation have been working with Fred Kennedy, a senior business advisor with 21 years of experience, at the Yavapai College Small Business Development Center (YC SBDC). Â Pictured here are Fred Kennedy, John Stonecipher and Janice Washington, Arizona Small Business Development Center Network Director. Stonecipher and Guidance Aviation have been working with Fred Kennedy, a senior business advisor with 21 years of experience, at the Yavapai College Small Business Development Center (YC SBDC). Â Pictured here are Fred Kennedy, John Stonecipher and Janice Washington, Arizona Small Business Development Center Network Director.
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Mr. Kennedy said, “It is always a pleasure and a privilege to work with small businesses...with their prosperity come new jobs, more profitability, additions in revenue to local, county, and state municipalities, and real success, providing the capital needed to maintain schools, roads, fire and police protection.  I met John Stonecipher in 2005 when his business advisor, Rick Gibson, a business professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, asked me to assist John and Guidance with strategic business planning.  Since those early days, John and his team have brought Guidance to the forefront of successful businesses in Yavapai County and in Arizona.  The accomplishments that John and Guidance have made are far too many to mention here, but nonetheless, accolades are deserved.  It was my humble privilege and unpretentious honor to nominate John as the SBA Person of the Year and see him win the honor and, in turn, the admiration of his peers, the community, and his country."
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Mr. Kennedy said, “It is always a pleasure and a privilege to work with small businesses...with their prosperity come new jobs, more profitability, additions in revenue to local, county, and state municipalities, and real success, providing the capital needed to maintain schools, roads, fire and police protection.  I met John Stonecipher in 2005 when his business advisor, Rick Gibson, a business professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, asked me to assist John and Guidance with strategic business planning.  Since those early days, John and his team have brought Guidance to the forefront of successful businesses in Yavapai County and in Arizona.  The accomplishments that John and Guidance have made are far too many to mention here, but nonetheless, accolades are deserved.  It was my humble privilege and unpretentious honor to nominate John as the SBA Person of the Year and see him win the honor and, in turn, the admiration of his peers, the community, and his country."
On June 21, 2013, Guidance ...
www.prweb.com, 1 July 2013 [cached]
On June 21, 2013, Guidance Aviation CEO, John Stonecipher, was awarded the prestigious title of Business Person of The Year by the United States Small Business Administration in Washington, D.C. The award was based on criteria including financial strength, sustained hiring, and continuous growth.
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It is an honor to be a part of the Center of Excellence along with the automotive industry at Baton Rouge Community College and we are excited to create more opportunities and more jobs in the state of Louisiana," states Stonecipher, CEO, Guidance Aviation.
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