Jefferson City, Missouri, May
24, 2004-On Friday, May 21, 2004, Grandma’s
Cool & Zesty Dressing
received the 2004 Governor’s Small Business of the Year
Award at the annual Governor’s Business Development Spring
Conference held at the Lodge of the Four Seasons.
Governor Bob Holden presented Dorothy Holterman and
Steve Picker of Grandma’s Cool & Zesty Dressing the
“I can not believe we received the Small
Business of the Year award.
It is a dream come true.
It is such a thrill to be working with my Grandson,”
said dressing creator Dorothy Holterman.
“We are very honored to receive this
award,” said Steve Picker.
“The Department of Economic Development provides
vital support for small businesses.
They helped us get the company started and continue to
help us as we grow.”
The award is given to a small business
that has experienced significant growth, improved internal
processes or developed a business or marketing plan to improve
“Thanks to our customers, Grandma’s Cool
& Zesty Dressing has experienced significant growth since
January 2000 when the dressing was introduced.” said Steve
dressing is available in over 200 stores and will expand to
over 300 in the next few months.
Based on customer demand, Grandma’s Cool
& Zesty also introduced a Sugar-Free/Carb-Free version of
the dressing in March.
Grandma’s Cool & Zesty Dressing is a
legacy product that was perfected by Grandma Dorothy Holterman
in 1957. Grandma’s Cool & Zesty Dressing first became
available in January of 2000 and the company recently
introduced a new sugar-free/carb-free version of the dressing.
Grandma’s Cool & Zesty is based in Jefferson
Grandma Dorothy’s story is very motivational
and inspirational. She
always says “Never give up a dream, you don’t know when it
might come true.” Grandma
Dorothy loves to share her story and is available for
Learn more at www.cool-zesty.com.
Bob Holden presents the 2004 Governor’s Small Business of
the Year award to Dorothy Holterman and Steve Picker with Grandma’s
Cool & Zesty Dressing.