Carmel resident Casey Wright, CEO of NinjaZone, which has locations in Westfield and Fishers, was recently named the 2019 Small Business Person of the Year by the Small Business Administration.
Wright traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to receive her award. Wright was nominated for the Family Business Award but was ultimately named Small Business Person of the Year. She said her facilities and her employment rates have grown.
“I definitely have always considered myself small business, and being able to represent Indiana was really cool because I think the combination of work ethic, innovation, honesty and family values that Indiana has, it just lines up perfectly with what we do as a company and what I pride myself in,” Wright said. “Being able to represent the state on a public stage, I think, lets people know we are really in this thing for the right reasons.”
Wright said she hopes her award will help attract talent and people to her companies.
“I think anytime you can be in the spotlight for doing good things for kids, good energy attracts good energy, and I want to bring more great people into our company and level-up how we operate and how we give back to the community,” she said.
Wright said former athletes she coached are reaching out to congratulate her.
“I just definitely see this as a way to involve more great people in what we do as we continue to grow,” she said.
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