Rep. Dodge Receives Indiana Chamber of Commerce
2009 Small Business Champion Award
(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 18, 2009 - Representative Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) was awarded the Indiana Chamber of Commerce 2009 Small Business Champion Award for his efforts towards small business advocacy and growth.
"I am grateful to be recognized by the Indiana Chamber for my dedication to Hoosier small businesses," said Rep. Dodge. "Small businesses are essential to local economies and I will continue to support them."
Rep. Dodge was honored at the Chamber's annual Small Business Awards Luncheon at the Indiana Chamber Conference Center in Indianapolis.
Rep. Dodge has owned several small businesses. He owned Howard Dodge and Sons, which was a HVAC company for 35 years. He also owned a dry cleaner service and still owns a storage unit facility and a home rental property all in Steuben County.
Rep. Dodge was an acclaimed member of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for 20 years.
"I would like to thank Anthem for sponsoring the award ceremony," said Rep. Dodge. "I understand, from experience, the difficulties and rewards of owning and operating a small business. This is an exceptional honor and I'm pleased to accept it."