San Dimas Company Honored as 41st Assembly District – Small Business of the Year

Monday, June 10, 2013

Sacramento – At an awards ceremony in Sacramento today, Awards by Champion owner Joe Fransen was named Small Business honoree for the 41st Assembly District.  Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) selected Fransen for his contributions to the San Dimas business community and his many years of public service.

“Owner Joe Fransen sets the bar high when it comes to public service,” said Assemblymember Holden.  “He has worked closely with pretty much every organization in the area, not only professionally, but as a sponsor and volunteer with all the good causes he has helped. I am proud to name him Small Business of the Year for the 41st Assembly District. ”

For more than 20 years, Awards by Champion has been a fixture on West Arrow Highway in San Dimas where Joe Fransen’s community service awards are almost too numerous to mention.  He has served as President of the San Dimas Chamber – twice. He created the “Music in the Park” summer program which is still going strong two decades later. He currently serves as Chair of the McKinley Children’s Foundation, and has donated countless hours to the La Verne Chamber, San Dimas Coordinating Council, San Dimas Historical Society and Route 66 Heritage.

CONTACT: Wendy Gordon, 626.351-1917