LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A local business that's been in operation for three decades isthe 2009 Small Business of the Year. Greater Lafayette Commercenamed Stanley Steemer Small Business of 2009.
Stanley Steemer is owned by Shirley Pence and employs 10full-time people. It has supported local non-profit organizations.Pence said she encourages and supports her employees to volunteerfor causes they care about.
"It is important for all of us to give to our community," Pencesaid. "We all have things to share. We typically have a work forcein their twenties and thirties and it is a great opportunity forthem to start that involvement and just find the satisfaction insharing whatever you do."
Stanley Steemer was recognized in February 2009 as SmallBusiness of the Month.
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