KSBDC to recognize 16 successful Kansas small businesses
HAYS, Kansas — 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 have selected one emerging and one existing business for the award.
In total, 16 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 careful consideration by our KSBDC regional directors and consultants,” said Greg Panichello, KSBDC 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. Resolutions 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.
Existing Businesses of the Year
Studio 54, Scott and Susan Reinecke, Greensburg
Sander Furniture and Gifts, Bradley and Kim Sander, Norton
6th Street Fashions & Footwear, Shari Haug, Concordia and Belleville, Kansas
Condray & Young Landscape and Professional Groundskeeping, Kelly Condray, Matt Young, Michael Young, Topeka
Great Plains Quilt Company, Kathy and Larry Smith, Burlingame
Sunlite Science & Technology, Jeff Chen, Lawrence
Hooked on Ornaments, Nicki Pierce, Olathe
Independence Pharmacy, Terry Scott and Bonnie Tucker, Independence
Emerging Businesses of the Year
Wasinger Chiropractic and Acupuncture, LLC, Dr. Blake Wasinger, Garden City
Cardinal Pharmacy, LLC, Richard Bieber, Marla and Gene Mooney, Hoisington
After Hours Auto Repair Inc., Mark and Summer Guerrero, Wichita
Keltic Star Public House, Perry, Shirley and Darren McCall, Manhattan
Fulton Valley Farms LLC, David and Betty Corbin, Towanda
Grip EQ, Justin Atwater-Taylor, Lawrence
notes to self, llc, Laura Schmidt, Prairie Village
Bolling’s Meat Market and Deli, Mitch and Sharon Bolling, Cara Bolling Thomas, Iola and Moran
About 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.
If you’d like more information about this event, please contact Lisa Roberts at 785-296-6514 or firstname.lastname@example.org