Sally Hughes Receives 2016 Ohio Small Business Person Of The Year Award
WASHINGTON, May 2, 2016 -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the National Small Business Person of the Year at their annual event in Washington, D.C.. Nominees from each state and territory were present to witness the crowning of the next National Small Business Person of the Year: Helen Russell and Brooke McDonnell, owners of San Rafael, California's Equator Coffees and Teas.
Sally Hughes, President/CEO/Founder of Caster Connection was honored as the 2016 Ohio Small Business Person of the Year.
Sally Hughes (right), pictured with Mark Cuban at the 2016 U.S. SBA Small Business Person of the Year Awards
In 1987, after completing her professional singing career, Sally Hughes founded Caster Connection, and has since led the company on a solid principle: “Providing ergonomic caster and wheel solutions to decrease injuries in the workplace.” Sally began the business by selling chair casters out of the trunk of her car, but quickly began providing heavy duty casters and wheels to industrial companies such as General Motors Corporation and other industrial companies throughout multiple locations. Nearly 30 years after its launch, Caster Connection sources products globally, and serves companies throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and maintains great relationships with thousands of clients.
Between 2014 and 2015, the company doubled its office and warehouse space to a 32,000 square foot facility. Sales and profits have increased due to changing its business model from solely being a distributor to a manufacturer and distributor. Sally is a community volunteer with particular interest in children’s hospitals, The Wellington School, and maintains her interest in singing through active participation with her church. She serves on the boards of several business and civic organizations.