Bart's Water Sports was named Business of the Year with employee Mike Wilson accepting the award for owner Bart Culver, who was out of town.
began selling water skis from a rented farm house at the corner of Epworth Forest Road and Ind. 13 in 1972.Today, the company mails 1 million catalogues around the world and has a state-of-the-art distribution center in North Webster.
Wilson said Culver
met with full-time employees in the late 1980s and seriously considered moving to Bloomington.