U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, today announced Crowns 4 Kids of Madisonville, La. to be Small Business of the Week, and submitted it into the official Congressional record.

“Louisianians are deeply caring and compassionate – sharing their time, talents, and resources with their friends and family,” said Vitter. “When our young folks take the initiative to help others in the capacity that young Harlan has, we owe them our respect and recognition. It is my great honor to recognize Harlan Jackson’s small business - Crowns 4 Kids - as Small Business of the Week.”

Earlier this year at seven years old, Harlan Jackson began painting pictures of crowns for friends and family as a hobby, which has since transformed into a small business. Now an honorary member of the DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), a youth entrepreneurship organization, Jackson paints to aid patients at the Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, and donates half his profits to children in need.

As Chairman of the Small Business Committee, Vitter is continuing the tradition of honoring local small businesses each week.