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Contact: Greg Dart
Snow College Director of Communications
Phone: (435) 283-7154

May 3, 2010

Douglas Dyreng – Home-Based Business Champion of the Year Award

Douglas Dyreng of Manti was presented with the Utah Small Business Administration “Home-Based Business Champion of the Year” award at the SBA 2010 Utah District Small Business Awards Luncheon in Salt Lake City on Monday, May 3.

Dyreng, a long-time business advisor and advocate, currently serves as dean of the Snow College Business Division. He has contributed thousands of hours of assistance to tomorrow’s small business owners serving as a DEX business advisor for 30 years. Much of his personal time is spent in service and he is a strong advocate for the development of home-based businesses in the area.

In the winter of 2005, Dyreng volunteered time as an advocate for small business by offering significant support for the Sanpete Business Symposium, which is now an annual event. He served on the planning committee the first year the event was organized, pledging ongoing support from Snow College, and integrating the annual Business and Technology Week. Since then, hundreds of entrepreneurs, home-based business owners, and students have benefitted from the expansion of Snow College’s Business and Technology Week convocation into a full day of training and networking.

One of Dyreng’s most recent accomplishments, more than two years in the making, is that of expanding the Snow College business program by offering an “Entrepreneurship Seminars” program and promoting it not only to traditional college students, but to small businesses throughout the community. In addition, the presentations are televised by local broadcasting companies. These seminars bring successful Utah entrepreneurs to Snow College to share their expertise and business tips. Dyreng acknowledged the support of and close working relationship with the Small Business Development Center that the Business Division enjoys.

Dyreng is a home-based business owner himself. When commenting on the recent award he said, “The "Dyrengs are an entrepreneurial family, it seems to be in their blood," as he numerated the business ventures, past and present, of his progenitors and posterity.