(WTNH) – Connecticut has its big employers, many of whom we have profiled here on this program. But small businesses employ tens of thousands across our state.

A man who came to this country as an immigrant a quarter-century ago has been recognized by the federal government as the small business owner of the year.

Viron Rondo is on a roll these days. His restaurant has emerged from the pandemic busier than ever.

Watch the video above to learn more about the business.