Washington, D.C. - The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship today honored DeLon Mork from Madison, South Dakota as the Small Business of the Day for National Small Business Week. This business, which was nominated by U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD), will be recognized in the Congressional Record of the U.S. Senate.
“I’m happy to nominate DeLon Mork and his small business as South Dakota’s Small Business of the Day during National Small Business Week,” said Senator Rounds. “DeLon and his family are passionate about providing excellent service to their customers and giving back to the community that supports them. Each year, Dairy Queens across the country participate in Miracle Treat Day to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. For the past 11 years, DeLon’s Dairy Queen in Madison has sold the most Blizzards of any Dairy Queen in North America on Miracle Treat Day. Small businesses like DeLon’s play an important role in South Dakota’s economy, and with this nomination, we hope to shine a light on his good work.”
“I appreciate Sen. Rounds nominating our Dairy Queen for National Small Business Week’s Small Business of the Day,” said Mork. “Being part of a strong community and being able to give back to that community is very rewarding. I thank Sen. Rounds and others who have supported small businesses by working on issues important to business owners across the country. This includes passing tax reform and rolling back unnecessary regulations. These policies will help us grow our small business so we can continue to support South Dakota’s economy and give back to our community.”
DeLon Mork owns a Dairy Queen franchise in Madison, South Dakota. The restaurant has been in the Mork family since it was purchased by DeLon’s parents in 1964. Each year, many Dairy Queens participate in Miracle Treat Day, to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. For the past 11 years, DeLon and his team at the Madison Dairy Queen have worked to sell the most Blizzards of any Dairy Queen in North America on Miracle Treat Day. Their hard work on behalf of the Children’s Miracle Network exemplifies the commitment to community service shared by the Mork family, and the entire team at the Madison Dairy Queen.
"Congratulations to DeLon Mork 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.