Nevada State Development Corporation (NSDC), a sponsor of the 2014 SBA Small Business Awards, is pleased to announce that Dr. Troy and Lisa Aland of Aland Family Dentistry have been named Family-Owned Business of the Year.

Dr. Aland and his wife Lisa founded their Reno-based family dental practice in 2007, and worked with NSDC to move into a more spacious office last year.  Their new office, located at 85 Continental Drive, is triple the size of their previous space.

“We’re so honored to be given this award, as it’s a testament to the hard work our entire team put into creating our new office,” said Lisa.  “We had one patient when we opened our doors in 2007, but we’ve grown so tremendously during the past several years that we no longer had space to see all of our patients.  When we needed to expand, the SBA 504 loan program made it possible for us.”

Lisa also credits NSDC for guiding the business through the loan process.

“With NSDC to help us, the process moved smoothly,” said Lisa.  “It was a great learning experience, and we realized quickly that communication is the key to closing the loan efficiently.”

“Troy and Lisa were great clients to have, and they’re a perfect example of why the SBA 504 program is so critical for the growth of small businesses across Nevada,” said Adrien Burney, executive vice president of NSDC.  “We’re pleased to see their business recognized.”

The 2014 SBA Small Business Awards was presented on Thursday, May 22, at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino.