For the third consecutive year, Small Dog Electronics has won a 5×5×5 Growth Award from KeyBank and Vermont Business Magazine. The 5×5×5 award recognizes five Vermont businesses across five industry sectors that have experienced the greatest revenue growth over the past five years. Last year, Small Dog won in the Technology sector, which was removed this year. This year we won in the retail sector. We set up a small booth, and enjoyed meeting many other business leaders, as well as various media people and, of course, various politicians including the Governor of Vermont, Jim Douglas.

One of the reasons I love Vermont is because our politicians are entirely accessible. Governor Douglas came into the award ceremony by himself, and walked around warmly greeting everyone. The Governor, a staunch Republican, knows Don Mayer from Don’s advocacy for universal healthcare and other issues not championed by most Republicans. However, the Governor is a very affable person, and he took particular pleasure in greeting Don. For anyone who knows Don, it’s entertaining to see him schmoozing with the Governor.

You can see a photo of our mini-booth here:

You can see a blurry photo of Don accepting the 5×5×5 award from Governor Douglas here:

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