(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBC), announced Hair Factory of Baton Rouge, La as Small Business of the Week, and will be submitting it into the official Congressional Record.

“In the great state of Louisiana, football is said to be a way of life, with the players competing often seen as role models to the young folks in our community,” said Vitter. “A 21 year old senior and Fighting Tigers lineman at LSU, Lewis Neal already boasts an impressive entrepreneurial portfolio including outstanding success in day trading, creating a smartphone application that is set up to benefit students, and as a co-owner of the popular Baton Rouge salon, Hair Factory, where he offers free haircuts to local members of the military, along with first responders and their families. Neal certainly exhibits the qualities of a thriving young entrepreneur, and for that I am proud to recognize Hair Factory as this week’s Small Business of the Week.”

North Carolina native Lewis Neal began his entrepreneurial endeavors on the Foreign Exchange markets, where he has experienced several successful years participating in day trading. Neal’s talent as an entrepreneur and his love for the city of Baton Rouge inspired him to recently become a co-owner of Hair Factory, a local salon which the Campbell family opened in 1986. After a police shooting rocked the Baton Rouge community on July 17th, Neal and the Hair Factory team showed their commitment to their community by offering free haircuts to local members of the military, along with first responders and their families, once again showing the unparalleled character Lewis has come to be known for both on and off the football field.

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