The city of Vandalia held its second annual Small Business of the Year Awards ceremony at the start of Monday’s meeting of the Vandalia City Council.
The winners in each category are listed first, followed by the other nominees:
• Small Business of the Year – Willy’s Drive-Inn, Shelly Ledbetter; Clint Simpson State Farm; Little Lambs Daycare and Preschool, Allison Hall; Shimoji Coffee, Kyle and Sheba Barker; Sportsmen’s Boutique, Rick and Kris Nalley; The Turning Leaf, Drake Thompson; and Vandalia Back Pain Center, Dr. Joseph Solan.
• Community Involvement Business of the Year – Willms & Associates; Clint Simpson State Farm; and Vandalia Back Pain Center.
• Female-Owned Business of the Year – Angie Rhodes, Gallatin Street Grille; Christina Martinez, El Taco Fiesta; Amy Gaffney, Blind Society; Anita Gottman, Iya’s and Friends; Allison Hall, Little Lambs Day Care and Preschool; Sheba Barker, Shimoji Coffee; and Shelly Ledbetter, Willy’s Drive-In.
• Veteran-Owned Business of the Year – Champion Trophies and T’s, Marc and Tracie Waschle; Rosenberger Electric, Jessie Rosenberger; and Shimoji Coffee, Kyle and Sheba Barker.
• Non-Profit Agency/Group/Club of the Year – Nourishing Greatness, Debbie Hobbie; Lighthouse Pregnancy and Health Services, Tamela Polanin-director; and Second Chance Animal Rescue of Fayette County, Cindy Simmons.
• Economic Impact Business of the Year – Shimoji Coffee, Kyle and Sheba Barker; and Vandalia Back Pain Center, Dr. Joseph Solan.