This issue of the Big Sky Business Journal features the 2012 award winners of the US Small Business Administration's (SBA) annual recognition of outstanding businesses and champions of small business in Montana. The awards are presented in coordination with the National Small Business Week each year.
Montana's slate of stars includes an especially bright star this year, with Sarah Calhoun, founder and owner of Red Ants Pants in White Sulphur Springs, capturing the Regional and National award for Women in Business Champion, in addition to that of Montana.
Tyler Jarosz, Bozeman, owner of Twenty6 Products, Inc. was not only the Montana winner of the Young Entrepreneur award for Montana, but also for Region VIII.
Also, Montana's winner of the Veteran Small Business Champion award, Brian Hoornbeek of Stevensville, also captured the title for Region VIII.
All of the award recipients will be recognized for their achievements at the Small Business Week awards ceremony in Bozeman on June 7.