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Kansas SBDC to Recognize Successful Small Businesses, Liberal Business Chosen

Joe Denoyer - March 1, 2018 4:28 pm


TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Small Business Development Center 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.”

The businesses, listed with their locations and owners:
Existing Businesses of the Year:

T & B Towing LLC, Liberal; Ty Rader
Radius Brewing Company LLC, Emporia; Justin Bays, Jeremy Johns and Chad Swift
KYVZ Radio, Atwood; Joe Vyzourek
KC Restoration LLC, Olathe; Bill and LeAnn Luemmen
KEA Advisors, Lawrence; Keith Ely
La Harpe Telephone Company Inc., La Harpe; Harry and Joyce Lee and Carol Higginbotham
Overstock Art LLC, Wichita; David Sasson
The Wabaunsee County Signal-Enterprise, Alma; Lori Daniel

Emerging Businesses of the Year:

Bella Rose Boutique and Tanning Salon LLC, Burlington; Lindsey Beyer
Lost Creek Supply, Kensington; Kaid Bauman
Angel Competition Bikinis LLC, Mission; Karah and Lauren Beeves
HMC Performance Coatings, Tonganoxie; Shawn and Amie Bristol
Root Coffeehouse, Pittsburg; Lindsey and Trent King
Advantage Marketing, Wichita; Cori Kohlmeier and Amy Hoefer
Sugar Creek Country Store LLC, St. Marys; Dan Hohman

Exporting Business of the Year:

Double D Family Mat Shop Inc., Park; Dale and Dena Goetz
NorthWind Technical Services LLC, Sabetha; Marlene and Mike Bosworth


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