The award was presented at a conference in Washington D.C. with several big names in attendance.

Janie Wait has a new notch in her belt as she was recently named the 2017 Wyoming Small Business Person of the Year. The owner of Intermountain Record Center, she received the award because ofher "leadership and creation of an inclusive workplace", as reported by Casper Star Tribune. The company, started by Wait along with her parents and one employee, has been managing legal and business records across the state of Wyoming for more than three decades.

 

Along with other state winners, Janie was recognized in Washington D.C. at the U.S. Small Business Administration conference.  In attendance were Vice President Mike Pence, First Daughter and business woman Ivanka Trump, and U.S. Small Business Administration member Linda McMahon.

Intermountain Record Center specializes in converting paper documents onto microfilm for storage. They also shred, recycle, and scan documents for nonprofits, government offices and more. What started as a passion for historic preservation and now turned into a long-running business that now employees 14 people. She says some of her best employees are those with disabilities or those who have been injured at another job and told they would never work again.

They have found a home working for Janie and that's inspiring.