MANKATO — The Small Business Development Center announced the recipients of its Small Business Awards for 2019:
• Encore Entrepreneur (Age 50+): Greg Bednar, Greg’s Champion Auto, Mankato.
• Family-Owned Small Business: Eric Page, Oz Family Dentistry, Mankato.
• Minority-Owned Small Business: Claudia Alejandra Enrrigue Michel, Jalisco Market, Gaylord.
• Woman-Owned Small Business: Amber Pietan, Amber Pietan Travel Agency, North Mankato.
• Young Entrepreneur (under age 30): Brandon Poliszuk, Social Butterfly, Mankato.
The awards are given in the SBDC’s nine-county service area.
Award recipients will be honored at a luncheon May 7 at the Minnesota State University Centennial Student Union Ballroom.
Tickets are $25 early bird; $35 after March 31. To register: smallbizawards2019.eventbrite.com