HAYS, Kansas — The Kansas Small Business Development Center (Kansas SBDC) statewide network has announced the 2015 Existing and Emerging Businesses of the Year. Each of the eight Kansas SBDC 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 10. The businesses were selected from more than 2,392 businesses that received Kansas SBDC services in 2014.
“The selected businesses were given careful consideration by our Kansas SBDC regional directors and consultants,” said Greg Panichello, Kansas SBDC state director.” Collectively, the Kansas SBDC team feels these 16 small businesses are excellent examples of small business innovation, growth, and success in the midst of economic recovery.”
For the evening celebration, Jared Broyles, KSNT News Anchor/Reporter, will serve as this year’s Master of Ceremonies.
Existing Businesses of the Year
Garden City Propane, Dennis and Risa DeVaney, Garden City
CS Gas, Inc., Karen Horinek, Atwood
Leading Edge Aerospace, LLC, Stan Unruh, Wichita
The Merchant, Lisa Boyd, Topeka
The Walter’s Farm, Becky and Carroll Walters, Burns
McDonald Marketing, Brad McDonald, Bonner Springs
Enhanced HomeCare, LLC, Randy Block and Cindy Singer, Overland Park
Advanced Systems Homes, Inc., Darin Luebbering, Chanute
Emerging Businesses of the Year
Women’s Specialists of Liberal, PA, Dr. Lamberto Flores, Liberal
Kingsbury Service, Marty and Rhett Kingsbury, Smith Center
ReJuvv’ Spa, Tracie Gordon, Winfield
Kansas Regenerative Medicine Center, LLC, John Farley, Manhattan
Flint Hills Music, Thomas Silkman, Emporia
Cat Clinic of Lawrence, Dr. Jennifer O’Driscoll
Velo+ Maps Coffee, Vincent Rodriguez, Lenexa
Art in Iron, Mike Hill, Garnett
About Kansas Small Business Development Center
The Kansas SBDC network provides existing Kansas small businesses, start-ups, and pre-venture entrepreneurs with no-cost business consulting, low- and no-cost training, and resources for every stage of the business life cycle.
The Kansas SBDC network is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the state of Kansas. The network receives funding from and partners with higher education and economic development organizations. The Kansas SBDC is nationally accredited through America’s Small Business Development Centers. The statewide host for Kansas SBDC is Fort Hays State University.
For more information on the Kansas SBDC Network, visit kansassbdc.net 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