Gravity Wellness Center of Garden City was one of 16 businesses recognized earlier this month as one of the top small businesses in Kansas by the Kansas Small Business Development Center.

The businesses were recognized March 12 at an awards ceremony in Topeka. Each year, the Kansas SBDC recognizes existing, emerging and exporting businesses of the year from the eight Kansas SBDC regional centers.

Gravity Wellness Center, which offers a full range of spa services and some medical procedures, was recognized as an Emerging Business of the Year.

According to a news release from the SBDC, market research provided by the SBDC helped Gravity Wellness owner Kristi Schmitt with her business plan for financing. She was able to plan ahead for the type of expenses incurred during startup and develop a strategy of action to follow.