RUSH LIMBAUGH GREAT AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARD

Rush firmly believed that you, the American people, make our country work. As Rush said, “The degree of entrepreneurship and creativity in this country is incredible, you can’t hold it back.”

Rush understood that starting and maintaining a small business takes tremendous determination, risk, and many long hours. Every day we hear from members of Rush’s audience who were inspired to pursue their passions after hearing him on the radio. In early 2021, Rush and Kathryn set aside a special fund to support and encourage business owners, specifically through difficult times like the global pandemic. In Rush’s honor, we will provide grants to small business owners so they may continue to invest in their American Dream.

Below you will meet several recipients of the Rush Limbaugh Great American Business Award. If you know of a deserving small business owner who should be recognized, please nominate where noted.

FEATURED AWARD RECIPIENTS

Zimmerman Quality Meats

Jon and Lindsey Cartwright are no strangers to taking risks to pursue their American Dream. After becoming fed-up with corporate America in 2016, the two jumped at the opportunity to buy a small meat packing plant in Summersville, Missouri. Through hard work and resilience Zimmerman Meats grew from a company of 12 to a thriving company with over 35 employees and two additional retail locations.

As longtime listeners, the Cartwrights credit Rush for pushing them towards a different chapter in their lives. Lindsey shared, “The way Rush loved his listeners was so profound and has left an impression on Jon and I that will never be forgotten. In fact, Rush has had such an impact on our lives we named our youngest son Rush.”

To learn more, visit their website here.

Athleteist Gym

A few years ago, Pierre and Sara packed up everything they owned in New York City and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona to pursue their dream to own a small personal training studio. After spending their life sayings and putting in long hours of work to grow the business, unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic hit, and the couple was forced to close under government orders for six months. As the son of a Haitian immigrant and Marine Veteran, this setback only inspired Pierre to work harder to find a solution. Pierre took all sorts of odd jobs to care for his family – ranging from food delivery to waiting tables. Sara shared, “Rush’s words kept us going, every single day when we thought all was lost.”

Athleteist is now back open and growing! Pierre and Sara work tirelessly to make sure their American dream isn’t lost no matter the challenge and commented how thankful they are to live in a free country where there is opportunity to thrive. To learn more, visit their website here.

FEATURED AWARD RECIPIENTS

Zimmerman Quality Meats

Jon and Lindsey Cartwright are no strangers to taking risks to pursue their American Dream. After becoming fed-up with corporate America in 2016, the two jumped at the opportunity to buy a small meat packing plant in Summersville, Missouri. Through hard work and resilience Zimmerman Meats grew from a company of 12 to a thriving company with over 35 employees and two additional retail locations.

As longtime listeners, the Cartwrights credit Rush for pushing them towards a different chapter in their lives. Lindsey shared, “The way Rush loved his listeners was so profound and has left an impression on Jon and I that will never be forgotten. In fact, Rush has had such an impact on our lives we named our youngest son Rush.”

To learn more, visit their website here.

Athleteist Gym

A few years ago, Pierre and Sara packed up everything they owned in New York City and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona to pursue their dream to own a small personal training studio. After spending their life sayings and putting in long hours of work to grow the business, unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic hit, and the couple was forced to close under government orders for six months. As the son of a Haitian immigrant and Marine Veteran, this setback only inspired Pierre to work harder to find a solution. Pierre took all sorts of odd jobs to care for his family – ranging from food delivery to waiting tables. Sara shared, “Rush’s words kept us going, every single day when we thought all was lost.”

Athleteist is now back open and growing! Pierre and Sara work tirelessly to make sure their American dream isn’t lost no matter the challenge and commented how thankful they are to live in a free country where there is opportunity to thrive. To learn more, visit their website here.

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NOMINATE A SMALL BUSINESS

Do you know of a small business owner who exemplifies the ideals that Rush so often spoke about on the radio including hard work, perseverance, determination and passion? Please share details about the business below indicating how Rush’s words or presence on the radio were part of the journey.

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