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SBDC Announces 2018 Small Business Award Honorees

Small Business Development Center

Mankato, Minn. – The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has announced the recipients of its 2018 South Central Minnesota Small Business Awards in six categories:

  • Encore Entrepreneur (Age 50+):  Artisan Restoration LLC, St. Peter – Mark Johnson
  • Family-Owned Small Business:  Blue Earth Monument, Blue Earth – Mark & Lori Maher
  • Minority-Owned Small Business:  Kato Trucking, Mankato - Nagi Obeyd & Ayan Musse
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business:  River Valley Birth Center, St. Peter – Joe & Erika Urban
  • Woman-Owned Small Business:  K & G Gymnastics, Mankato – Gabe Essay and Katie Olson
  • Young Entrepreneurs of the Year:  Ag Storm, St. Peter – Ben Wenner & Tyler Wenner

The SBDC introduced the South Central Minnesota Small Business Awards to acknowledge outstanding small businesses owners in its nine-county service area who have followed their dreams, taken risks, and found success.

Award recipients will be honored at a special luncheon event May 1, during National Small Business Week, at the Mankato Event Center. The event includes a keynote presentation by author, entrepreneur and USA Today columnist Rhonda Abrams. To register, go to https://scsmallbizawards.eventbrite.com.

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