Washington, D.C. – In honor of their years of hard work and entrepreneurship, U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), member and former chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, named PEET Shoe Dryer of St. Maries, Idaho as the Senate Small Business of the Day. Small Business Committee members nominated businesses from around the United States, and only one was selected for each day of Small Business Week.
“I’m proud to recognize PEET Dryer for their exemplary leadership over the years and the care and quality they dedicate to their craft,” Sen. Risch said. “In 1968, Gene Pete invented a machine to speedily dry his shoes after a day in the back country around beautiful St. Maries, Idaho. Folks were soon alerted to his ingenious invention, and soon thereafter, he founded PEET Shoe Dryer to share his shoe drying machine with everyone. Today, PEET Dryer provides sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts across Northern Idaho – and all over the world – with a way to keep their boots dry.”
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Each year, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week honors American small businesses for their entrepreneurship, hard work, and tenacity. Small businesses employ nearly 59 million workers nationwide and infuse our communities with vibrancy and greater economic opportunity.
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