[r51] Rep. Dodge Presents ISBDC's EDGE Award to Local Business (1/6/2010)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Start Date: 1/6/2010 All Day
End Date: 1/6/2010

Rep. Dodge Presents ISBDC's EDGE Award to Local Business

STATEHOUSE - Today, Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) presented the Indiana Small Business Development Centers' (ISBDC) Economic Development and Growth through Entrepreneurship (EDGE) award to USCOMBATGEAR.com.

"It is great to have a businesses in the community be recognized by the state for their success," said Rep. Dodge. "Having a small young business in our community receive a distinguished award is a great indicator of our potential for economic growth."

Rep. Dodge, accompanied by Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, presented USCOMBATGEAR.com, LLC, President James Nichols with the ISBDC's EDGE award for being an emerging small business.

USCOMBATGEAR.com, LLC, manufactures and supplies specialized weapon accessories to the U.S. Armed Forces and is located in Butler, Ind.

EDGE Award winners were chosen by the ISBDC's regional offices staff who have worked with the small business owners directly.

This is the second annual EDGE awards recognizing two ISBDC client companies from each of their 10 regions.

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**Attached to the e-mail, from which this press release came, is a photograph of USCOMBATGEAR.com, LLC, with Rep. Dodge.  From left to right: Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, USCOMBATGEAR.com, LLC, President James Nichols, State Rep. Dick Dodge and Mrs. Nichols.**