Announcing the 2012 Blue Ribbon Award Winners
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Congratulations to the 75 outstanding small businesses named as the U.S. Chamber’s 2012 Blue Ribbon Award® Winners! These small businesses not only strengthen our economy, but also invigorate our communities and contribute to the vibrancy of American free enterprise. Their dedication to their employees, clients, and communities is truly admirable.
Choosing these winners is no easy task. A record number of eligible and (extremely!) successful small businesses were evaluated through a rigorous judging process in the areas of business strategy, staff training and motivation, community involvement, customer service, and entrepreneurship. From those applications received, 75 winners were chosen. These winners will now move on to the next round of judging to determine our seven Regional Finalists. Look out for that announcement on Thursday, March 15!
All Blue Ribbon recipients will receive one complimentary registration to attend America’s Small Business Summit, May 21 – 23, in Washington, D.C., courtesy of Sam’s Club and will be recognized throughout the three-day event. An overall winner will be named the 2012 Small Business of the Year during the DREAM BIG Awards luncheon on May 22!
In addition, the Chamber applauds 25 Free Enterprise Honorees for their dedication to strong business practices and their role in enhancing the economy.
Your vote is needed! Show your support for your favorite Blue Ribbon winner by casting your vote to help them win the 2012 Community Excellence Award! All 2012 Blue Ribbon recipients are eligible for this award which celebrates a small business' commitment to their community. Vote for your favorite blue ribbon winner here!
This program is made possible through support from our sponsor, Sam’s Club®.