Assemblymember Matt Dababneh honors Amnuai “Nok” Miller of West Hills as “Small Business Owner of the Year”
(Sacramento) – This Monday, Assemblymember Matt Dababneh recognized Amnuai “Nok” Miller of West Hills as the “Small Business Owner of the Year” for the 45th Assembly District. Miller was honored at a ceremony today hosted by the California Small Business Association in Sacramento.
Miller emigrated from Thailand to the United States in 2007. Together with her husband Keith, they own two successful businesses in Assemblymember Dababneh’s district: Studio 41 hair salon in Woodland Hills and Thai Fusion Bistro in West Hills. Miller is a constant presence, running both of her businesses – the salon in the mornings and the restaurant in the afternoons and evenings – often working 12-hour days, six days a week.
“Nok Miller embodies the American dream of many immigrants who come to this country for the opportunity to start their own business,” said Assemblymember Dababneh. “She brings passion in providing quality service to her customers at her salon and restaurant.”
Her salon, Studio 41, which opened in 2013, employs over ten stylists and beauticians. Miller calls it a one-stop shop for families with services available to women and men of all ages.
Miller and her husband opened their restaurant, Thai Fusion Bistro, in 2015 in the heart of West Hills, which has quickly grown to over 15 employees and has earned a strong reputation for delicious cuisine from other cultures but with strong influence from her Thai background in the ingredients and preparation, including many vegetarian dishes.
California Small Business Day is an annual tradition in the Legislature that recognizes the contributions that small businesses make to the California economy. The day brings small business owners, legislators, and state agencies together to celebrate the accomplishments of those selected with this distinction.