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Monday, June 2, 2008
San Ramon Local Small Business Honored At Formal State Recognition Celebration
Selected from among 3.7 million small companies in California
Sacramento, CA ~ A crowd of 500 business leaders, legislators, corporate partners, and small business dignitaries applauded as Windmill Farms Produce was honored as "California Small Business of the Year" for District 15. The Smith Family received this special recognition from local legislator Assemblyman Guy Huston to applaud a single district-based small business for exemplifying the contributions of the California's 3.7 million small business owners to the California economy.
The award was announced on May 28'th at the annual California Small Business Day in Sacramento, and Windmill Farms joined small businesses of the year identified in each of 80 state legislative districts. Scores of legislators joined in chorus to salute the spirit of entrepreneurship among California's small business owners and operators throughout the day-long event.
"We were humbled to have been selected for this award and it is a tribute to our employees, customers, community, and supporters," said Jason Smith.
"This is a special event when government, businesses, associations and community come together to honor the small business contributions of innovation, job creation and economic growth to the State of California," said Betty Jo Toccoli, President of the California Small Business Association, on behalf of the two-dozen small business organizations hosting the event.
Small businesses serve as the primary economic engine that drives the state's economy. Over one-half of Califomians employed in the private sector work for a small business. The state's small firms produce more new jobs, more inventions, and more patents, than any other size company in California or any other state in the nation.