Kansas High School Senior Receives National Award for Entrepreneurial Success

Date: July 16, 2014

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Kelly Hoffman
202-314-2054 or [email protected]

Lauren Horn 202-314-2062 or
[email protected]

Kansas High School Senior Receives National Award for Entrepreneurial
Kansas Teenager Awarded $15,000

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 16, 2014 – The National
Federation of Independent Business
Entrepreneur Foundation
awarded a
high school senior with a $15,000 scholarship for his entrepreneurial
endeavors.  At a ceremony in Washington,
D.C., Zach Haney of Topeka, Kan. was honored with the Dan Danner Leadership Award.

Mr. Haney owns and
operates an event rental company, Kansas Carnival Supply, LLC that supplies clients’
with interactive party and equipment rentals for a wide variety of events. Zach
started his business in 2012 with a free carnival for a local homeless shelter
and since then it has been one of the fastest growing event rental companies in
Northeast Kansas. He was awarded the $15,000 Dan Danner Leadership Award which
he will apply toward his tuition at Washburn University.

“I am honored to be
a part of this experience that has come out of hard work and giving back to the
community,” said Haney. “It is
exciting to be recognized and rewarded nationally for what I am passionate about.
This has been a wonderful experience traveling with my family to Washington
D.C. to receive this honor from the NFIB.”

“The Young
Entrepreneur Foundation is honored to award Mr. Haney with the Dan Danner
Leadership Award,” said Molly Young,
Senior Manager of the Young Entrepreneur Foundation.
“His entrepreneurial
accomplishments and his leadership in giving back to the community are
impressive and we are pleased to be able to be a part of his journey as a
business owner, student and contributing member of society. NFIB is proud to
congratulate and support Zach’s efforts in pursuing his entrepreneurial dreams
and helping his community.”

Young Entrepreneur Foundation established its scholarship program to raise
awareness among the nation’s youth about the critical role of private
enterprise and entrepreneurship in growing America’s economy. The foundation selected the top
five nominees and today’s winners

from a nationwide applicant pool of more than 600 students. Award recipients will use the scholarships to attend the
university, college, community college or career institute of their choice. Since
2003, YEF has awarded over 2,500 scholarships worth more than $2.5 million to
graduating high school seniors.

To qualify for an
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award, students must be seniors in high school who own
and/or operate their own small business. They are required to write an essay
describing their entrepreneurial endeavors and future goals. NFIB members
around the country interviewed the applicants for the Young Entrepreneur


**NOTE TO EDITORS: Photos of award recipients
available upon request**

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The NFIB Young
Entrepreneur Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization promoting the importance of
small business and free enterprise to the nation’s youth. More information is
available at
www.NFIB.com/YEF. The Foundation is associated with the National
Federation of Independent Business; NFIB is the nation’s leading small business
association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals.
Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and
independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that
affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends
their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique
member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free
enterprise system.

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