janskaJan Erickson, President of Janska LLC in Colorado Springs has been named Colorado’s Small Business Person of the Year, The U.S. Small Business Association announced Tuesday.

Erickson, will be recognized by the Administration during an event in Washington, D.C., May 15-16, according to a news release.

“We are honored to be able to recognize Jan Erickson as the 2014 Colorado Small Business Person of the Year,” Colorado District Director Greg Lopez said. “Her commitment to providing jobs in the Colorado Springs community is unwavering.”

The National Small Business Week event will honor winners from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. One of those winners will be chosen as the 2014 National Small Business Person of the Year, according to the release.

“It’s our privilege to honor these outstanding small businesses,” Matt Varilek, SBA Region VIII administrator, said. “We hope this well-deserved recognition from the Small Business Administration will call attention to their success and inspire more people in Colorado to pursue their own entrepreneurial dreams.”


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  1. I found this article to be very lacking in information. Congratulations to Ms. Erickson on this award but what is it about her and her company that makes her deserving of it? The article says that she has an unwavering commitment to providing jobs in Colorado Springs. That is great but how many employees does this business have? This article does not even say anything about what type of business this is.

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