Gun Guys receives small business award.


The Kansas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has named The Gun Guys of Ottawa, Kan., 2016 Existing Business of the Year for the KU-KSBDC Region, which encompasses six counties.

Each of the eight Kansas SBDC regional centers selected one emerging and one existing business for the award, as well as one exporter business. The 17 award recipients were selected from more than 2,000 qualifying businesses that received Kansas SBDC services in 2015.

"Collectively, the Kansas SBDC team feels these 17 small businesses are excellent examples of small business adaptation and success in challenging times," said Greg Panichello, Kansas SBDC state director.

By working with a regional Kansas SBDC consultant, The Gun Guys' owner Tim Van Leiden secured financing necessary to move the 10-year-old retail operation to its current downtown location. After locating an appropriate...

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