Casper Business Owner Receives SBA Award
Aaron Rodolph, president of Rodolph Brothers Inc. in Casper, recently received the Wyoming Small Business Person of the Year Award.
Amy Lea, acting district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), presented Rodolph the award at the recent Casper Area Economic Development Alliance Inc. (CAEDA) meeting.
Rodolph discussed how the family-owned business began and the valuable assistance he received from the Wyoming Entrepreneur Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The main SBDC office is located at the University of Wyoming.
Candis Lane, SBDC project coordinator, in her nomination letter, highlighted the Rodolph family’s community service work. Lane said Rodolph and his team volunteered in Joplin, Mo., in assisting with recovery efforts after the 2011 tornado.
The 2013 Wyoming Small Business Person of the Year award is given by the SBA Wyoming district office to an individual whose business demonstrates staying power; growth in number of employees; increase in sales, and solid current and past financial performance the last three years; innovativeness of product or service offered; response to adversity; and contributions to community-oriented projects.
For more information about SBA’s programs for small businesses, call (307) 261-6500 or visit the SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/wy. The Wyoming Entrepreneur SBDC website is located at http://www.uwyo.edu/sbdc/.