The Shady Cove City Council will present its Small Business Award to Fred Thomas, owner of Shady Cove Market, on April 18.

The Shady Cove City Council will present its Small Business Award to Fred Thomas, owner of Shady Cove Market, on April 18.

Shady Cove Market has been in business since 1996 and employs 22 people. The market has been a contributor to the Shady Cove Pantry for almost 15 years and Fred has been an active member of the community, serving on the school board for seven years, council officials reported.