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USGNN Original StoryLafayette Glass Co. Recognized as Small Business of the Month

Lafayette Glass Company in Lafayette, Ind., was recognized as a "Small Business of the Month" earlier this year by the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. To qualify for the recognition, businesses must be under current ownership at least three years, employ 25 or fewer and be active in the Chamber and community. As president Dennis Clark revealed, Lafayette Glass had that criteria more than covered.

"We've been in business since 1946 and we've been a member of the Chamber of Commerce for at least 50 years that I'm aware of," Clark says. "We're involved in the community; we support a lot of youth organizations, baseball teams for boys, softball teams for girls, etc."

Clark notes that this is the first time the company has been recognized by the Chamber of Commerce for this award, but it is not the first honor the company has received. In 2003 USGlass sister publication AGRR inducted Clark into the Glass and Metal Hall of Fame™ (CLICK HERE for that story), and Lafayette Glass Co. made the USGlass Third Annual Best Companies to Work For list in 2002. (CLICK HERE for that story).

What sets the company apart? With regards to this recent award, Clark says, "I think that longevity in business certainly has a lot to do with it, and supporting the community in all types of endeavors made us worthy of the award."

Winning businesses are honored at receptions hosted by award sponsor Lafayette Savings Bank. The Small Business of the Year will be chosen at the end of the year.

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