DES MOINES, Iowa — The proprietor of Lola’s Fantastic Sizzling Sauce was honored by the U.S. Small Enterprise Administration (SBA) Saturday morning on the Downtown Farmers’ Market in Des Moines.

Taufeek Shah acquired the SBA’s Iowa Minority Enterprise Champion of the 12 months.

Flanked by his mother and father who helped him begin the enterprise utilizing his mother’s recipe, Shah acquired to ring the ceremonial bell at 7 a.m. opening the farmers’ market.

He referred to as the award an honor, including it was nice to obtain it on the place the place it began for Lola’s.

“I’m simply in shock,” Shah stated. “There’s simply so many superb nice people from all of the companions, the SBA, Iowa, our companions, our clients, everyone that has supported us. It means loads to us and to our small enterprise right here and we’re really honored and grateful for it.”

After the award ceremony, Shah rapidly went to work serving folks at his sales space on the farmers’ market. It’s positioned on Second Avenue, simply south of Court docket Avenue. Lola’s can also be accessible on-line and in space shops.