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Austin Family Business Award
In 2008, Glass Alchemy was honored with the Small Business of the Year Award from the Austin Family Business Program at Oregon State University. The Austin Family Business awards recognize the achievements of family businesses in innovation, entrepreneurship, commitment and community involvement. The judges selection of our annual winners and finalists in the Austin Family Business Programs Excellence in Family Business Awards is not only a well-deserved honor for the winning family businesses, but an important educational event, as these businesses represent key role models for all fledgling, challenged, and hard-working family businesses.
Small Business Administration Award
In 2008, the US Small Business Administration awarded Susan Webb and Henry Grimmett with the Small Business Person of the Year award for the state of Oregon. Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has proclaimed National Small Business Week to recognize the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of America. As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration recognizes this special impact made by outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners. Small businesses are major contributors to the strength of the American economy. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business. They also create 60-80 percent of new jobs in the country. Small businesses drive innovation, create 21st century jobs and increase U.S. competitiveness.