Payson Packaging is one of 14 Arizona businesses to be honored by the Arizona Small Business Development Center Network this year.
The company was nominated for a 2005 Success Award by Judy Miller of the Small Business Development Center of Gila County.
"Each year we are asked to nominate several businesses that have shown steady growth and good business practices," Miller said. "Bob and Lue Caldwell, who own Payson Packaging, have shown consistency and good business decisions. They have a good business and they run it well and are very conscientious.
"I couldn't be happier."
The Caldwells bought the business in December 1995.
"Bob and I were surprised, but pleased," she said. "We have had the business for a number of years and worked hard. We also have some of the best customers in Payson."
The award, which they learned about in December, and recognizes the best-up-and-coming businesses that are creating jobs and tax revenue, will be presented Feb. 23 at the Phoenix Country Club.