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Employees of HMC Performance Coatings gather for a photo Wednesday, Sept. 23, after HMC CEO Amie Tripp-Bristol received the Kansas Small Business Person of the Year Award from the U.S. Small Busienxs Administration.

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Best in the state: HMC Performance Coatings CEO receives state Businessperson of Year award from federal agency

A customer came to HMC Performance Coatings with a routine request: refurbish an antique bed frame. CEO Amie Tripp-Bristol said that a few days after the project headed out the door, she received a care package of baked goods, along with dog treats for the family Weimaraners. Tripp-Bristol also learned that the frame supported the woman’s childhood bed and she was utilizing the bed again — after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.


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