The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2018 Seattle District Family-Owned Small Business of the Year is Melbourn Insurance Agency in Twisp, Washington, owned by Kelsey and Korrie Bourn. Founded in 1976 by their mother Melinda Bourn, Melbourn Insurance Agency provides both residential and commercial insurance options to residents within northeastern Washington state.
Following 41 years of operating in Twisp, Melinda opened a second location in Winthrop, Washington in 2008. The company continued to grow and saw record sales in 2016 which Melinda attributes to customer satisfaction and retention. The agency currently has six employees.