Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today honored Vista’s “Prohibition Brewing Company” as the 2016 Small Business of the Year for the 36th Senate District.
“From providing great food and beer to supporting their workers and the community, the Prohibition Brewing Company exemplifies the best of small business,” said Bates. “Founders Ron and Kathy Adams have built a great business that has become a key part of the Hops Highway, helping to establish our region as a major destination for craft beer fans. I am pleased to congratulate Ron and Kathy on their success and thank them for all they do for their community.”
Each year, every member of the Legislature selects a deserving small business from their district to honor as their “Small Business of the Year.” Bates honored founders Ron and Kathy Adams during the California Small Business Day 2016 awards lunch in Sacramento.
The Adams founded Prohibition Brewing Company in 2011. It is a full service restaurant and brewery, serving dishes paired with specialty craft beers. According to the founders, their employees live in or around the Vista area, creating a true home-town feel for their customers. Ron serves as a board member on the Vista Chamber of Commerce, actively supporting the city and its schools and businesses.
“Given that Senator Bates represents nearly a million people in the 36th Senate District, we are thrilled that she has recognized our business as her 2016 Small Business of the Year,” said Ron Adams. “We would not be here today if it were not for our customers, so we want to especially thank them for giving us their trust to serve them. We also applaud our employees for their hard work to make Prohibition Brewing Company a success. We are proud of the fact that we have a local workforce.”
California’s small businesses are the lifeblood of the state’s economy. There are approximately 3.6 million small businesses in California, which account for 99 percent of the state’s employers and employ 50 percent of the workforce.
***Photo taken at the Small Business of the Year lunch is attached below***
Senator Bates (left) poses for a photo with Kathy and Ron Adams, the owners of the Prohibition Brewing Company, at the California Small Business Day lunch at Sacramento’s Convention Center.