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SBA Announces 2013 Small Business Person of the Year

Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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Advisory Date: 
Friday, April 26, 2013
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Kim Hobgood

SBA Announces 2013 Small Business Person of the Year


LUBBOCK, TX.  - - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is proud to announce Casey & Brandi Cowan of  Watonga Cheese Factory of Perryton,  Texas are the recipients of the 2013 Small Business Person of the Year for the West Texas District.  

Casey and Brandi Cowan, owners of Watonga Cheese Factory, were nominated by the West Texas A&M Small Business Development Center in Amarillo, Texas.     

Watonga Cheese Factory manufactures, distributes, and sells their products through their local storefront, online, and in local grocery stores.  They are now offering their products at over 30 locations throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. 

“We are proud of Mr. and Mrs. Cowan for their outstanding contribution to the Perryton small business community.  This award is a tribute to their dedication and hard work,” said West Texas District Director, Calvin Davis. “We are excited to have this opportunity to recognize them.” 

A special awards celebration and program will be held in the Cowan’s honor in Perryton, Texas on June 19th, 2013 at the Frank Phillips College from 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.  For more information, please call Kim Hobgood at 1-806-472-7462 Ext. 108.  All local media are encouraged and invited to provide coverage of this significant accomplishment.  

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