We wanted to extend a big KYSS FM congrats to a Missoula guy who received a fantastic and well-deserved honor.

Mark Bretz has been chosen by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the 2017 Small Business Administration Person of the Year. Mark's family-owned company, Bretz RV and Marine, started back in 1967, when Mark's parents, Vi and Frank, bought some Aloha trailers and started renting them at their small service station in Missoula.

If you've seen Bretz RV and Marine, you know it's grown a heck of a lot in 50 years. They have a very active presence in the community, partnering with a lot of other businesses for outdoor recreation-oriented events. They also have successful dealerships in Billings and Boise.

Congratulations, Mark! A very nice fella, who will be honored during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in early May.

DB