SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) today honored Dawn DeVroom Stafford, owner of Arrow Automotive in Azusa as Small Business of the Year at the 2017 California Small Business Day luncheon. The purpose of this award is to recognize a small business owner from the 48th Assembly District for the outstanding contributions they make to the community.
“Dawn is the reason Arrow Automotive has become a staple of the community. She is regularly lauded by her peers in business and service organizations as a result of her selfless service to others, and I am proud to honor her today,” Assemblywoman Rubio said.
Arrow Automotive is a complete mechanical repair business that has been in existence since 1947. Dawn’s services to the community include donations to Kare Youth League, Habitat for Humanity, sponsorships of local athletic teams and church programs. Dawn is also an active member of the Board of Directors for the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce, the Charter Oak School District PTA, the Irwindale Public Library Foundation, South Hills Professional Board, and several other charitable organizations.
California Small Business Day is the result of Assembly Resolution HR-57 which passed in 2000. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses represent 99.2 percent of all California employers and employ just over 50 percent of the private-sector labor force.
The 48th Assembly District, is comprised of the cities of Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bradbury, City of Industry, Covina, Duarte, El Monte, Glendora, Irwindale, Monrovia, West Covina, and the San Gabriel Valley unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, including Bassett, Charter Oak, Citrus, East Arcadia, Ramona, Valinda and West La Puente.
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