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Light & Motion Named
Small Business of the Year

California State Assemblyman John Laird has named firm as Small Business of the Year for the 27th Assembly District

Light & Motion Press Release - 10/21/2008
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California State Assemblyman John Laird presents award to Light & Motion CEO Daniel Emerson

California State Assemblyman John Laird presents award to Light & Motion CEO Daniel Emerson

SACRAMENTO, Ca. - California State Assemblyman John Laird has named Light & Motion as the Small Business of the Year for the 27th Assembly District. Light & Motion CEO Daniel Emerson was on hand to receive the award at the state capitol building in Sacramento.

"As a very successful small business, Light & Motion is showing the way forward in developing sustainable business practices while also maintaining a commitment to our community," said Assemblymember Laird. "I am especially proud to name Light & Motion as Small Business of the Year because of their stellar assistance during the 2007 San Francisco oil spill and their receipt of the state's Waste Reduction Award for the last three years in a row."

"I'd like to personally thank Assemblymember Laird for this honor" added Emerson, "We're proud of Light & Motion's environmental achievements. It is our hope that these decisions for sustainability will have a positive and lasting affect in our community and encourage other companies to take action."

In addition to Wednesday's honor, Light & Motion has received the Green Business Award from Monterey County for 2007, received the California state Waste Reduction Award Program (WRAP) three years in a row (2005-2007), and has been recognized by the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) for outstanding promotion of alternative transportation programs.

About Light & Motion

In 1989 Light & Motion founders Barrett Heywood and Michael Topolovac started experimenting with underwater lighting systems in Monterey, California. These dive enthusiasts were driven to build a vertically integrated manufacturing company where designers would create innovative world-class products for a variety of sport-specific applications. In 1999, they brought their proven experience and pioneering spirit to the world of cycling. As their product line continues to expand, their mission remains the same: To enhance the lives of our customers through our products and personal interactions.

Light & Motion supports their customers and products by creating an organization that exemplifies and embraces the ideals of quality and trust. The company supports measures to reduce waste and emissions by recycling and utilizing alternative transportation. They also encourage consumers to return spent batteries for safe recycling. The company is recognized by the US Congress, California State Assembly, and AMBAG (Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments) for outstanding and invaluable service to the community.

Light & Motion Lighting Systems are available nationwide through its network of independent retailers. More information about the company can be found on their web site at

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