MOUNT PLEASANT – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) visited the Village of Mount Pleasant’s O&H Bakery on Wednesday to award owner, Eric Olesen the 2020 Jeffrey Butland Wisconsin Family-Owned Business of the Year.
The award was presented by Rob Scott, the SBA Great Lakes Administrator, as well as Eric Ness, SBA Wisconsin District Director.
Business Lending Partners (BLP), the nominating organization headquartered in Southeast Wisconsin, was present and their Business Finance Manager, Carolyn Engel spoke to the small audience about why O&H was nominated and well deserving of this prestigious award. Dave DeGroot, President of the Village of Mount Pleasant was also present.
Winners are selected based on several criteria, including longevity and sustainability within a community, increase in productivity and employment, innovativeness, response to adversity and several others.
Last year’s award was given to Ruth and Matthew Johnston of Croix Gear and Machining in Hudson, Wis.
This event served as a portion of the SBA’s National Annual Small Business Week – an event held to recognize the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.