Updated: Thursday, 21 Jan 2010, 10:57 AM EST
Published : Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010, 10:32 PM EST
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A local business that's been in operation for three decades is the 2009 Small Business of the Year. Greater Lafayette Commerce named Stanley Steemer Small Business of 2009.
Stanley Steemer is owned by Shirley Pence and employs 10 full-time people. It has supported local non-profit organizations. Pence said she encourages and supports her employees to volunteer for causes they care about.
"It is important for all of us to give to our community," Pence said. "We all have things to share. We typically have a work force in their twenties and thirties and it is a great opportunity for them to start that involvement and just find the satisfaction in sharing whatever you do."
Stanley Steemer was recognized in February 2009 as Small
Business of the Month.