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Business leaders recognized

Friday, June 25, 2010

Byron Bjorklund ’85, St. Cloud, is the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Minnesota Small Business Person of the Year. The owner of Custom Catering by Short Stop received recognition for growing sales, increasing staff, strengthening finances, innovative services and contribution to the community.

Jenny Dougherty ’86, International Falls, is the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Minnesota Financial Services Champion of the Year. The award is for individuals who assist small businesses through advocacy efforts to increase the usefulness and availability of accounting or financial services.

James “Kip” Cameron ’86, Cold Spring, is the St. Cloud Area Small Business Person of the Year. As president and CEO of Granite-Tops, the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce recognized him for his involvement in the industry as founder of the Midwest Stone Fabricators Association.

Patrick Mastey ’99, St. Cloud, is one of 10 Outstanding Young Minnesotans named by the Minnesota Jaycees. He received the award for his work to preserve historic homes in south St. Cloud, his efforts to improve St. Cloud State’s relationship with its neighbors through the Husky Neighbors program and his efforts to promote the U-Choose alcohol education program to St. Cloud State students. Sven Sundgaard ’03, Minneapolis, earned this same award in 2008.

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