Englewood entrepreneur Patricia Kurgan is the 2011 NFIB/Colorado Small Business Champion of the Year. The honor was conferred upon her by the …
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Englewood entrepreneur Patricia Kurgan is the 2011 NFIB/Colorado
Small Business Champion of the Year.
The honor was conferred upon her by the Colorado Leadership Council
of the National Federation of Independent Business. Each year,
NFIB/Colorado singles out a small business owner for special
recognition and honors him or her with the prestigious Small
Business Champion of the Year award. This is the eighth year
America's leading small-business association has recognized
small-business owners who go the extra mile for their fellow
A 30-year veteran of the transportation industry, Kurgan owns Astro
Logistics, Inc. a global transportation enterprise. She is also
serving a two-year term on the state's Pay Equity Commission,
representing the voice of small business. "Since joining NFIB,
Patti Kurgan has been one of my key go-to people for public policy
activism," said Tony Gagliardi, Colorado state director for
"Advocating for small businesses is essential," Kurgan said. "Small
businesses experience the complexities of running an organization
every day. These owners know best what works for their business and
their employees, not government mandates, which only hinder
innovation and productivity."
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