02/20/14 lar statewide
HAYS, Kan. — The Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) statewide network has announced the 2014 Existing and Emerging Businesses of the Year. Each of the eight KSBDC regional centers has selected one emerging and one existing business for the award.
In total, 16 successful Kansas small businesses will be recognized at a ceremony in Topeka on Tuesday, March 11. The businesses were selected from more than 2,458 businesses that received KSBDC services in 2013.
“The selected businesses were given careful consideration by our KSBDC regional directors and consultants,” said Greg Panichello, state director. “Collectively, the KSBDC team feels these 16 small businesses are excellent examples of small business adaptation and success in challenging times.”
Award recipients will be recognized by the Kansas House and Kansas Senate. A resolution and moment of personal privilege recognizing the business owners will be presented by Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, and Rep. Don Hill, R-Emporia. Both are KSBDC Advisory Board members.
Businesses are listed with the owners and location. Links are provided to their success stories.
Existing Businesses of the Year
Emerging Businesses of the Year
About the Kansas Small Business Development Center
The KSBDC network provides existing Kansas small businesses, start-ups, and pre-venture entrepreneurs with no-cost business consulting and resources for every stage of the business life cycle.
The KSBDC network is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Kansas Department of Commerce. The network receives funding from and partners with higher education and economic development organizations. The KSBDC is nationally accredited through the Association of Small Business Development Centers. The statewide host for KSBDC is Fort Hays State University.
For more information on the KSBDC Network, visit ksbdc.kansas.gov or call 877-625-7232.
For more information about this event, contact Lisa Roberts at 785-296-6514 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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