HMC Recognized as Emerging Business of the Year

The Kansas Small Business Development Center (Kansas SBDC) statewide network has announced the 2018 Kansas SBDC Small Business Awards recognizing Existing, Emerging, and Exporting Businesses of the Year. HMC Performance Coatings, owned by Shawn and Amie Bristol, in Tonganoxie, Kansas, was recognized as the Kansas SBDC at KU 2018 Emerging Business of the Year. Each of the eight Kansas SBDC regional centers selected one emerging and one existing business for the award. Two exporting businesses were selected as well.


In total, 17 Kansas small businesses were recognized at a ceremony in Topeka on Tuesday, March 13. The businesses were selected from more than 2,400 businesses that received Kansas SBDC one-on-one business advising services in 2017.


“The selected businesses were chosen through careful consideration by our Kansas SBDC regional directors and advisors,” said Greg Panichello, Kansas SBDC state director. “Collectively, the Kansas SBDC team believes these 17 small businesses are excellent examples of small businesses that have learned to adapt and succeed in challenging times.”


About Kansas SBDC

The Kansas SBDC is a statewide advising, consulting, and training service for small business (typically less than 500 employees) funded by federal, state, and local partners. Funding allows the Kansas SBDC to provide advising and training (i.e. financial analysis, marketing, and management) to businesses across the state at low or no cost. Kansas SBDC is an accredited member of America’s SBDC, the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States.