Downtown Rotarian and Veteran Honored by SBA

Downtown Rotarian Todd Stone was featured in SiouxFalls.Business after being awarded the South Dakota Veteran Small Business Owner of the Year from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Stone has been a member of Downtown Rotary since 2013.

Stone joined the Army following high school and eventually the Army Reserves. Following his active-duty military service, he attended SDSU and NDSU to pursue architecture, a passion he had discovered in just seventh grade. He currently serves as principal and CEO of Stone Group Architects, a 35-person firm based in Sioux Falls.

An excerpt from the article reads:

“Todd Stone is an excellent example of how a military veteran can continue service to a community through small-business ownership,” said the SBA’s Jaime Wood. She notes that 10 percent of the small business in the nation are owned by veterans. “Leadership, teamwork and technical skills acquired during military service provide the skills needed to run a small business.”

Read more about Stone and this incredible honor here.