Depew, N.Y. – SKM Group received a small business award at the 22nd annual Small Business Matchmaker & Awards Luncheon, held today at the Buffalo Convention Center.

Co-hosted by Buffalo Business First, the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE, a nonprofit aimed at helping entrepreneurs start and grow their enterprises, SKM Group was among only 43 small businesses chosen on the merits of their accomplishments as Western New York’s leading small businesses. The agency was nominated by Evans Bank.

“In the almost two years I’ve owned SKM, I’m proud of our renewed focus in reinforcing our Western New York roots and efforts to seek more business in our own backyard,” said Larry Robb, owner and CEO. “I’m looking forward to building more relationships with local manufacturing and professional service companies and having the support of Evans Bank as we continue to expand.”

The event was part of Small Business Week, which falls this year on May 12-16. Today’s small business exposition encompassed more than 800 people who gathered to network and utilize contracting opportunities between small and minority-owned businesses with federal, state and local government agencies and large corporations. The goal was to stimulate jobs and growth for Western New York small businesses. For more information about the event, go to Business First’s coverage.

About SKM Group

SKM Group is an award-winning, full-service marketing communications agency that has been providing integrated solutions for almost 30 years. With a blue-chip roster of national and regional clients, SKM Group has been helping to build brands and boost bottom lines through its core competencies in branding, direct marketing, interactive, public relations and media planning services.  SKM Group is based in Buffalo, N.Y. and is a member of ICOM+IN, a partnership of independently owned communications agencies around the globe.  Visit for more information and find the agency on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn