MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Small Business Administration announced the 2014 Vermont small business award winners Thursday.
The highest honor, the Vermont Small Business Persons of the Year, is awarded to Bill Cherry and Jeff Neiblum, Switchback Brewery Co., for growing their brewery, expanding the brand, increasing sales, employee growth and contributing to their local community.
“The SBA has had a long relationship with Switchback,” said Darcy Carter, SBA Vermont District Office Director. “He was able to achieve his dream of opening a brewery with an SBA loan and guidance from his friend Jeff. Over the next 12 years, Switchback obtained several more SBA loans to expand the brewery company, produce more ale and hire more employees.”
Switchback is a brewery based in Burlington, Vt. Its flagship beer is an unfiltered ale sold throughout the state and distributed in areas of New Hampshire and Maine as well.
“Switchback is very deserving of this award,” said... Read More