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Eagan Auto Shop Finalist for National Small Business of the Year Award

Superior Service Center in Eagan is one of seven finalists for the national award. The winner will be named later this spring.

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The United States Chamber of Commerce announced on Friday that Superior Service Center of Eagan is one of seven finalists for the 2013 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award.

Superior Service Center will be honored during America’s Small Business Summit, which runs from April 29 – May 1, in Washington, D.C., where a national winner will be announced and receive a $10,000 cash prize, courtesy of the U.S. Chamber.

"Superior Service Center is a living example of the power of free enterprise at work in our economy. Through their hard work and talents, they are enriching their community, expanding opportunities for others, and fulfilling their own dreams," U.S. Chamber President Thomas J. Donohue wrote in a news release. "We salute Superior Service Center for the vital contributions they make to our economy and our society."

Founded in 1982 in Eagan, Superior Service Center is a full service automotive facility that offers both mechanical and collision repairs, according to the news release. Led by founder and President Dan Sjoleth, Superior Service Center has grown from a three car garage to a new 20,000-square-foot facility that employs 29 people. Sjoleth also provides internship and mentorship programs at both the mechanical and auto body facilities to community colleges and local trade and technical high schools to provide students with an on-site workforce opportunity.

The DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award honors businesses that excel in the areas of staff training and motivation, community involvement, customer service, and strategy. One finalist from each of the seven regions was selected out of the 100 Blue Ribbon Award winners. The winner will be announced at an awards luncheon on April 30.

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