(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBC), today announced The Paper Market of Monroe, La. as Small Business of the Week, and will be submitting it into the Congressional Record.

“From Mardi Gras to neighborhood crawfish boils, Louisianians can always find a reason to celebrate and local entrepreneur Amy Robinson has helped Louisianians do just that by putting her personal motto of ‘celebrate everything’ into practice by operating a successful paper shop in Monroe, La.,” said Vitter. “As we celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month, I would like to recognize and congratulate Amy and her team at The Paper Market for being selected as Small Business of the Week.”

In 2010, Amy Robinson of Monroe, La. had an off-the-wall idea to track down the owner of her favorite paper-product shop to see if he would be interested in selling his small business to her and her husband Brian. The owner agreed, and Amy and Brian opened the Paper Market in February 2011. Today, The Paper Market is a regionally renowned one-stop shop for custom party supplies, home décor, and small gifts that all have a Louisiana flair. The Paper Market embodies Amy’s personal motto to “celebrate everything,” which has also been adopted by both her employees and customers.

October is National Women’s Small Business Month, celebrating the more than 9.8 million woman-owned small businesses in the United States. Women-owned businesses employ nearly nine million Americans, making up one-third of all businesses, and contributing over a trillion dollars to the economy.

As the Small Business Committee Chairman, Vitter continues the tradition of honoring America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs.