In Northern Utah’s fertile Cache Valley, the dairy industry is serious business. And no one takes it more seriously than CEO Paul Casper Merrill of Casper’s Fat Boy Premium Ice Cream. He loves the company, has fun running it and, for the past decade, expanding it. Fat Boy is a national brand now, available from Alaska to Miami in more than 6,000 retail locations, including numerous grocery store chains, Costco Warehouses and convenience stores. 

Earlier this year, Merrill was selected as the 2018 Small Business Administration Utah Small Business Person of the Year.  National SBA Administrator Linda McMahon announced the 52 Small Business Person of the Year state and territorial winners, inviting the recipients to Washington, D.C., to participate in events and ceremonies April 29-30. Merrill is planning to attend the event in Washington and said he is looking forward to it. 

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