Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) recognized Ladyface Ale Companie Alehouse and Brasserie as the 27th Senate District’s Small Business of the Year at a luncheon ceremony in Sacramento on June 16.
Hosted by the California Small Business Association, the event honored 81 small businesses in legislative districts throughout California.
Ladyface Ale owners Cyrena and Jean-Luc Nouzille accepted the award from Pavley.
“ I am also proud of the growth of our industry, especially on the local level, with the greater Los Angeles area emerging as a new craft beer culture,” Cyrena Nouzille said.
California produces more craft beer than any other state and employs 45,000 workers, Pavley said.
According to recent statistics, small businesses account for 75 percent of the gross California product and more than half of the state’s private sector jobs.
The small businesses honored were a diverse group of enterprises such as restaurants, recycling companies, veterinarians, retail stores and IT start- ups— and included five craft beer brewers in addition to Ladyface Ale.