Kansas City, KS, April 15, 2022 – Smallwood Lock & Supply, has won a 2021 To the Stars: Celebrating Kansas Business Award of Merit in the retail category. The distinction recognizes contributions to the community, the state economy, and the people of Kansas as part of the department's business appreciation program, "To the Stars: Celebrating Kansas Businesses."
In a letter to Smallwood Lock & Supply President Mike Smallwood, Gov. Laura Kelly said that “Smallwood Lock has demonstrated the tenacity, determination, and creativity to persevere regardless of circumstance, particularly as our state continues to recover from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These values are at the heart of what it means to be a Kansan. Thanks to businesses like yours, we continue to reach to the stars”.
"It is an honor to receive this award and be recognized by the Kansas Department of Commerce. We are proud to offer both consumers and businesses in Kansas and throughout the country, commercial lock products, as well as locksmith services throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area since 1912. Since my grandfather started the business, it has been our mission to always put our customers first and build on the traditions of service and total value. This has been the cornerstones of the company's success for nearly 100 years." Smallwood said. "We are honored and humbled to receive this recognition."
Smallwood Lock accepted the award from Lt. Governor David Toland during a luncheon in April at the Doubletree Hotel in Lawrence, KS. The KDC typically honors award winners in June during Business Appreciation Month. However, the pandemic pushed the 2021 ceremony into the current year. This Spring, the department is holding luncheons at six other locations throughout the state.
About Smallwood Lock & Supply
Smallwood Lock & Supply is one of the Midwest largest wholesale lock and supplies distributors. Family owned and operated; it was founded in 1912. They specialize in high-quality locks and lock supplies for K-12 Education, Automotive, Healthcare, Locksmith, Real Estate/Residential, and Commercial markets. Smallwood Lock & Supply prides themselves on great customer service, competitive pricing, and premier national distribution of brands such as Master Lock, dormakaba, Townsteel, Codelocks, ILCO, Falcon, Medeco, Schlage, and more. They were also honored in 2016 by the Kansas City, Kansas Chamber of Commerce as the Small Business of the Year. For more information, visit: www.smallwoodlock.com.
Mike Smallwood, President
Smallwood Lock & Supply
Cheri Woodsmall, Founder
Woodsmall Marketing Group