Kansas SBDC to recognize 17 successful Kansas small businesses
Awards Ceremony scheduled for March 13, 2018 in Topeka
TOPEKA, Kansas — The Kansas Small Business Development Center (Kansas SBDC) statewide network has announced the 2018 Kansas SBDC Small Business Awards recognizing Existing, Emerging, and Exporting Businesses of the Year. Each of the eight Kansas SBDC regional centers have selected one emerging and one existing business for the award. Two exporting businesses were selected as well.
In total, 17 Kansas small businesses will be recognized at a ceremony in Topeka on Tuesday, March 13. The businesses were selected from more than 2,400 businesses that received Kansas SBDC one-on-one business advising services in 2017.
“The selected businesses were chosen through careful consideration by our Kansas SBDC regional directors and advisors,” said Greg Panichello, Kansas SBDC state director. “Collectively, the Kansas SBDC team believes these 17 small businesses are excellent examples of small businesses that have learned to adapt and succeed in challenging times.”
WIBW-TV Anchor and Reporter Melissa Brunner will emcee the event.
Existing Businesses of the Year
Radius Brewing Company, LLC, Justin Bays, Jeremy Johns, Chad Swift, Emporia
KYVZ Radio, Joe Vyzourek, Atwood
KC Restoration, LLC, Bill and LeAnn Luemmen, Olathe
KEA Advisors, Keith Ely, Lawrence
La Harpe Telephone Company, Inc., Harry Lee, Joyce Lee, Carol Higginbotham, La Harpe
T & B Towing LLC, Ty Rader, Liberal
Overstock Art LLC, David Sasson, Wichita
The Wabaunsee County Signal-Enterprise, Lori Daniel, Alma
Emerging Businesses of the Year
Bella Rose Boutique and Tanning Salon, LLC, Lindsey Beyer, Burlington
Lost Creek Supply, Kaid Bauman, Kensington
Angel Competition Bikinis, LLC, Karah and Lauren Beeves, Mission
HMC Performance Coatings, Shawn and Amie Bristol, Tonganoxie
Root Coffeehouse, Lindsey and Trent King, Pittsburg
Advantage Marketing, Cori Kohlmeier, Amy Hoefer, Wichita
Sugar Creek Country Store LLC, Dan Hohman, St Marys
Exporting Business of the Year
Double D Family Mat Shop Inc., Dale and Dena Goetz, Park
NorthWind Technical Services, LLC, Marlene and Mike Bosworth, Sabetha
About Kansas SBDC
The Kansas SBDC is a statewide advising, consulting, and training service for small business (typically less than 500 employees) funded by federal, state, and local partners. Funding allows the Kansas SBDC to provide advising and training (i.e. financial analysis, marketing, and management) to businesses across the state at low or no cost. Kansas SBDC is an accredited member of America’s SBDC, the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States.
To learn more, visit https://www.kansassbdc.net or call 877-625-7232.