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Family-Owned Dairy Queen in Madison Nominated to be Small Business of the Day for National Small Business Week

Dairy Queen in Madison is owned by DeLon Mork


PIERRE—U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today nominated Dairy Queen of Madison, owned by DeLon Mork, as the Small Business of the Day for National Small Business Week. The restaurant has been in the Mork family since it was purchased by DeLon’s parents in 1964.

 “I’m happy to nominate DeLon Mork and his small business as South Dakota’s Small Business of the Day during National Small Business Week,” said Rounds. “DeLon and his family are passionate about providing excellent service to their customers and giving back to the community that supports them. Each year, Dairy Queens across the country participate in Miracle Treat Day to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. For the past 11 years, DeLon’s Dairy Queen in Madison has sold the most Blizzards of any Dairy Queen in North America on Miracle Treat Day. Small businesses like DeLon’s play an important role in South Dakota’s economy, and with this nomination, we hope to shine a light on his good work.” 

 “I appreciate Sen. Rounds nominating our Dairy Queen for National Small Business Week’s Small Business of the Day,” said Mork. “Being part of a strong community and being able to give back to that community is very rewarding. I thank Sen. Rounds and others who have supported small businesses by working on issues important to business owners across the country. This includes passing tax reform and rolling back unnecessary regulations. These policies will help us grow our small business so we can continue to support South Dakota’s economy and give back to our community.” 

 Each year, the president issues a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, a time to recognize the important contributions of America’s small business owners. As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship highlights the impact of outstanding small business owners from across the U.S. 


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