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GT Mfg. named SBDC Exporter of the Year

TOPEKA, Kansas -- The Kansas Small Business Development Center (Kansas SBDC) statewide network recognized 17 small businesses across the state in the 2017 Existing, Emerging, and Exporting Businesses of the Year ceremony on March 14, 2017, in Topeka, Kansas.

GT Manufacturing, Inc., James Sampson and Dennis Pedersen, Clay Center, were recognized as “SBDC Exporting Business of the Year.”

The businesses were selected from more than 2,000 businesses that received Kansas SBDC one-on-one business advising services in 2016. Each of the eight Kansas SBDC regional centers selected one emerging and one existing business for the award with one business receiving Kansas SBDC Exporter of the Year for 2017.

“The selected businesses were given careful consideration by our Kansas SBDC regional directors and consultants,” said Greg Panichello, Kansas SBDC state director.” Collectively, the KSBDC team believes these 17 small businesses are excellent examples of small business adaptation and success in challenging times.”
Kansas Secretary of Commerce Antonio Soave addressed the group to start the awards portion of the evening. The evening’s event was emceed by WIBW-TV Anchor Melissa Brunner.

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