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WASHINGTON––As inflation remains near a 40-year high forcing Arkansans to continue paying more for basic necessities, U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) is hearing from small business owners about the economic climate’s impact on their operations.

On Wednesday, Boozman met with the 2022 Arkansas Small Business Person of the Year Jaim Krutz at her coffee shop, Big Cuppa, in downtown Morrilton to applaud her success in this challenging economy.

Boozman and Ronda Hawkins from the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center visit with Jaim Krutz at Big Cuppa.

“There is a lot of uncertainty for small business owners as a result of inflation, high energy costs and supply chain disruptions. Despite these hardships, Jaim has led Big Cuppa to expand and serve the community. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. I will continue to advocate for policies that encourage investment and support certainty and predictability for Jaim and other small business owners,” Boozman said.

Big Cuppa opened in 2017 and has two locations in addition to its own roastery.