Washington, D.C. - The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship today honored America’s Finest Filters from Louisville, Kentucky as the Small Business of the Day for National Small Business Week. This business, which was nominated by U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), will be recognized in the Congressional Record of the U.S. Senate.
“I first visited America’s Finest Filters in 2015, after hearing about the incredible work this small business was doing in serving the members of Louisville’s community,” said Senator Paul. “Founded by Michael White, and now run by his daughter TaHondra Johnson, America’s Finest Filters believes in the power of second chances and makes a conscious effort to employ ex-offenders, who currently make up over half of their employees. What Americas Finest Filters understands, is that breaking the cycle of poverty, incarceration, and addiction can be done through providing opportunities for meaningful work and taking responsibility. When I visited with their employees, I listened to many stories of those who turned their lives around because America’s Finest Filters gave them the tools to succeed. April is also "Second Chance Month," which is why I am proud to recognize this business for giving second chances to those who so truly deserve them. I am also recognizing this business in honor of late founder Michael White, who sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2016. He set a true example of what it means to be a role model and leader, and his philanthropic achievements and impact on the community will never be forgotten.”
America’s Finest Filters has been providing commercial, industrial and residential clients with trusted sales and service of quality filters since 2000. As a distributor of multiple product lines, we have access to a wide range of standard as well as specialized filters and can offer competitive pricing on both nationally-branded and custom manufactured products. TaHondra Johnson is the CEO/President at America’s Finest Filters, Inc. She has twelve years experience working in accounting, HR, HVAC service and filtration in air, liquid and gas. TaHondra has been an active board member for eleven years with Divine Steps, a Non-Profit organization, sober living home for women in recovery. TaHondra has taken on the role of being the CFO at Our Father’s House which is a sober living home for men in recovery. She also serves on the board of the Kentucky Recovery Resource Center which is a center focused on helping recovering addicts who are reentering the community after leaving treatment centers or being released from jails and prisons.
"Congratulations to America’s Finest Filters for receiving this recognition," said Senator Jim Risch, chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. "Our nation relies on its 30 million small business owners to keep our economy moving forward, and I'm glad we can highlight their individual and collective achievements this week."For over 50 years, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. As chairman, Risch honors America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Senate regularly.