Saftig, Piggly Wiggly honored at annual awards

Contributed photo The Poynette Piggly Wiggly received the Small Business of the Year award at the Columbia County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) annual banquet on Nov. 12. Pictured are owner, Bob Saftig, and store manager Heather Tompkins.

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The Poynette Piggly Wiggly received the Small Business of the Year award at the Columbia County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) annual banquet on Nov. 12. Pictured are owner, Bob Saftig, and store manager Heather Tompkins.

Bob Saftig and the Poynette Piggly Wiggly were honored at the CCEDC Business/Manufacturer of the Year banquet on Nov. 12, held at Club 60 in Columbus.

The store received the Small Business of the Year award.

Also honored were EK Machine in Fall River for the Large Business of the Year award, Saint Gobain Performance Plastics in Portage received the Large Manufacturer of the Year award, Fromm Family Foods in Columbus was awarded the Small Manufacturer of the Year award, WiseGuys Auto Repair in Columbus for New Startup of the Year award, DeHaus Inc. in Portage for New Product Innovation of the Year, and Didion Milling in Cambria received Sustainability/ Green of the Year award.

A total of 14 Columbia County businesses were nominated for the awards by community members and the business community.

The Poynette Piggly Wiggly, located at 621 Highway 51, is open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. For more information visitwww.shopthepig.com or find the business on Facebook.