Ken Rice presented with entrepreneur award

June 20, 2007

The Entrepreneur Council of Frederick County in Frederick, Md., has presented Ken Rice, CEO of the Donald B. Rice Tire Co., with a Small Emerging Business award.

The awards are given out once a year to honor outstanding entrepreneurs, according to Jim Merkel, the council's founder and a board member.

Ken Rice's father, Donald, started the business in 1929, and Ken took over as CEO in 1975. Today, Ken's son, Ken Rice III, and his son-in-law, Chris Chase, run the company.

Donald B. Rice Tire Co. has stores in Gainseville, Harrisonburg and Stephens City, Md., and last year purchased the Rosson & Troilo Motor Co. of Brandy Station, Va.