Turning Pointe Academy awarded small business of the year

Greater Lafayette Commerce announced the winner of small business of the year Wednesday night.

Posted: Jan 16, 2019 11:49 PM
Updated: Jan 17, 2019 5:55 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Greater Lafayette Commerce announced the winner of the 2018 Small Business of the Year Wednesday night. It was awarded to Turning Pointe Academy for the Performing Arts in West Lafayette.

The small business offers dance programs, group fitness, youth programs and piano and vocal lessons. Nine recipients were up for the award, but ultimately the GLC chose TPA because of its success and growth within the community.

Turning Pointe Owner Alisha Kuckartz says her education background has helped the business thrive and she loves being able to positively impact people's lives in the community.

"When I go to Turning Pointe everyday it doesn't feel like I am going to work," said Kuckartz. "I love it and I literally look forward to walking in the door and I see it as an opportunity to impact young people in a very positive way."

State and local leaders also attended the award presentation. They all thanked Turning Pointe Academy for what it does for the community.

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