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MSU graduate's firm selected as America’s Small Business of the Year

June 17, 2014 -- MSU News Service

Sanderson Stewart, a Montana engineering and community development services firm owned by MSU graduate Michael Sanderson was chosen by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as the Small Business of the Year at the 10th annual America's Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C. last week. Photo by David Overturf.   High-Res Available

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BOZEMAN—A Montana engineering and community development services firm, Sanderson Stewart, was chosen by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from a record number of applicants as the Small Business of the Year at the 10th annual America's Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C. last week.

Montana State University graduate Michael Sanderson, president and chief executive officer of Sanderson Stewart, headquartered in Billings, said it is an honor to have been selected as a Blue Ribbon Winner this year ranking among the top 100 small businesses in the U.S., but then to win the top prize was even more exciting.  

Representatives from Sanderson Stewart were in Washington, D.C. last week as one of only seven finalists nationwide for the Dream Big Small Business of the Year award sponsored by Sam's Club® when they learned that they had won.

"Wow! The number one small business in America," said Sanderson who attended the awards ceremony. "It’s such a tremendous honor for our exceptionally talented and dedicated team, who are truly the best of the best. So it’s very, very satisfying to see them get recognized on the national stage."

As part of the award Sanderson Stewart received a $10,000 cash prize. 

Sanderson Stewart was incorporated in 1969 and has since grown to become a regional, award-winning firm with 70 professionals in Montana, Idaho, North Dakota and Colorado.

Sanderson earned a bachelor and masters degree in civil engineering from MSU in 1994 and 1996.

Contact: Kari Andren, (406) 656-5255