The owners of Backyard Ale House, Scranton, were selected as 2016 Small Business Person(s) of the Year by the Small Business Administration (SBA) Eastern Pennsylvania District Office. SBA visited the Backyard on Tuesday, May 3 to honor the winners, who were nominated by Gretchen Kukuchka & Leigh Magnotta, Scranton SBDC Business Consultants who worked with them as clients of the Small Business Internship Initiative. Representatives were present from the offices of U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, as well as U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright, along with a number of other local organizations. The team was also honored at an award ceremony in Philadelphia on June 8.