Small Business Person of the Year
Kim Eastman & Brenda Sheldon
Hospitality Cleaning Solutions, LLC
Hospitality Cleaning Solutions, LLC, is a woman-owned, small business facilities management company with broad operations related to capabilities and over 18 years of experience providing constructive solutions to organizations. HCS is a company that places Christian values as their foundation. Trustworthiness, dependability and attention to detail describe the standards they strive to accomplish with each and every customer to ensure a long term partnership with their clients. By balancing time, cost and quality, HCS can use the best methodologies to analyze cost, risk and results while ensuring a successful, sustainable and attainable outcome for their clients.
WV Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Greenbrier Dairy, LLC
Trey Yates is the Owner of Greenbrier Dairy, LLC, located in Rainelle, West Virginia. Yates believes that West Virginia youth must stay home to rebuild the great state of West Virginia. With that thought in mind, Yates formulated plans for Greenbrier Dairy, LLC, while enrolled as a junior in high school in 2014. After attending West Virginia University for two years, Yates returned home in 2017 to southern West Virginia to begin the diverse food production company that Greenbrier Dairy has now become. Yates owns other entrepreneurial ventures as well. Greenbrier Dairy is an array of different food manufactures ranging from butter to specialty mustards, soups and sauces to wine slushie mixes.
WV Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year
Fun Fitness Kids Club, LLC
Traci Phillips is the CEO and owner of the mobile business, Fun Fitness Kids Club, where she focuses on bringing fun to her customers in the Charleston, Huntington and Beckley areas. Traci’s spouse, Justin Phillips, is the COO of the business. They provide rental fitness equipment for any age from birth to five years old. Traci and her husband Justin would like to expand their business throughout the state with the Fun Fitness Bus. They also came up with an idea to start a non-profit organization, The Fun Fitness Foundation. The foundation has a mission to help curve the obesity rate in West Virginia; however, the non-profit provides fun fitness for all ages. The Fun Fitness Kids Club has been in operation since 2014, whereas The Fun Fitness Foundation has been in operation since 2018. Traci and Justin have been able to give back to the community by paying for a few grants to provide fun fitness. They also have some great partners in the community that help expand the Club and Foundation’s reach.
- 2:48 Intro by Karen Friel (SBA District Director) and Steve Bulger (SBA Mid-Atlantic Regional Director)
- 11:33 Kim Eastman & Brenda Sheldon | Hospitality Cleaning Solutions, LLC | SB Person on the year
- 18:21 Trey Yates | Greenbrier Dairy, LLC | WV Young Entrepreneur of the Year
- 24:21 Tracy Phillips | Fun Fitness Kids Club, LLC | WV Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year
- 34:05 Outro