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CEO Named Indiana Small Business Person of the Year

March 19, 2019 | Leadership

The U.S. Small Business Administration has selected Indianapolis-area leader, Casey Wright, as the 2019 Small Business Person of the Year for Indiana.

Casey Wright is the CEO of Wrights Gymnastics Corporation, which runs and operates four area Wright’s Gymnastics facilities, two NinjaZone Academy locations, Ninja Sports International, and NinjaZone, LLC, the 300+ gym international youth athletic licensing program.

Wright is a longtime gymnastics gym owner and 2018 Indianapolis Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree who established the NinjaZone licensing program in 2015. As the excitement for “Ninja Sport” spread quickly, the NinjaZone licensing program grew to over 300 locations in 43 states, in 8 countries, on 4 continents.

Most recently, the company hosted the first-ever Indiana State Ninja Games with 15 area NinjaZone gyms invited. The Ninja Games is the competitive arm of this new sport, hosted in NinjaZone licensed facilities, adding another level of excitement to the already fast-paced and skill-rich curriculum that gyms are used to executing, within their weekly NinjaZone classes.

As reported by Inside Indiana Business, Wright will be joining the state winners from around the country in Washington D.C. this May to be recognized.

“Entrepreneurs are the innovators who take risks on ideas, invest in their communities, and create jobs,” stated U.S. Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon in a news release, “Their skills and creativity not only support their own families, but they also make our neighborhoods and cities vibrant places to live and work, fueling our overall economic strength.”