Kim Ormsby 2010 Montana SBA Person of the Year
This entry was posted on April 6, 2010.
Natural Parenting Industry Makes Breakthrough as It's Recognized Amongst Financial and Consulting Industries as a Top Contributor to Nation's Economy
BOZEMAN, Mont., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Natural Baby Company is pleased to announce that its founder and CEO, Kim Ormsby, has been named SBA's 2010 Montana Small Business Person of the Year. The U.S. Small Business Administration is an independent agency of the federal government that recognizes small business owners and entrepreneurs for their significant contributions to the nation's economic status. An industry first in Montana, Kim is presented with this title for her work with The Natural Baby Company, a leader in the natural parenting industry, creating modern, green and easy-to-use diapering and natural baby products. She will be honored by the SBA during the National Small Business Week event in Washington DC, May 23-25, 2010 along with representatives from every state.
Launched in 2003 in response to a market deficiency for natural parenting products with premium function, Kim crafted a line of eco-friendly baby and parenting products that would transform the modern parenting industry. The Natural Baby Company has since grown from an online retail store operating out of Kim's laundry room, to a globally recognized brand with retailers in over 10 countries. Kim's ability to solve problems parents face while trying to green baby has grown into multiple product lines under The Natural Baby Company name, including Tiny Bubbles, a green and non-toxic laundry detergent, and Gro Baby, a unique eco-friendly cloth diapering system made of 8 products revolutionizing the diapering years.
"I am extremely honored to be named the U.S. Small Business Administration's 2010 Montana Small Business Person of the Year," said Kim Ormsby, founder and CEO, The Natural Baby Company. "What's most thrilling is that amongst the financial and corporate companies that are making great contributions to our economy, the SBA is honoring a product line in such a niche, but essential category and is highlighting the position our industry holds as a significant part of this nation's success."
"I can't think of anyone more deserving of such an esteemed acknowledgement," said Sarah Greenshields, COO, The Natural Baby Company. "Kim's dedication to her passion is literally making the world a better place. The natural parenting industry is booming, is making a serious contribution to our environment, is positively impacting our economy, and is becoming increasingly more mainstream and we are all proud that Kim is being recognized for her work."
Kim Ormsby and the nation's top entrepreneurs will be hailed at the U.S. Small Business Administration's National Small Business Week events, where award winners will meet with top agency officials, congressional representatives and national business leaders. The State Small Business Award Winners are nominated by local trade associations, chambers of commerce and business organizations and government agencies.
For more information about Kim Ormsby and The Natural Baby Company, please visit www.gro-baby.com.
About National Small Business Week
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. In 2010, National Small Business Week will honor the estimated 27.2 million small businesses in America. 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.
About The Natural Baby Company:
The Natural Baby Company's mission has always been to create the ultimate in cloth diapering and natural baby products. Gro Baby™ a revolution in the cloth diapering has taken the market by storm. The Natural Baby Company's product lines include: Gro Baby™, Dream Eze, Tiny Bubbles, Wonder Wraps, Kiwi Pie and Magic Stick™. Each product was designed out of necessity and innovation. Buying from The Natural Baby Company means you are purchasing well made, often organic, products that have been tested and proven in the marketplace. Since its inception NBC has practiced supporting small businesses that help sustain healthy lifestyle choices, such as cloth diapering.