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DREAM BIG SMALL BUSINESS OF YEAR AWARD PROGRAM 2017 FINALISTS

 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with MetLife, is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2017 Dream Big Small Business of the Year Awards program. Awards finalists have been selected for the Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award and Business Achievement Award categories.

This year’s finalists for the Dream Big Small Business of the Year Awards program include:

  • 3 Daughters Brewing – St. Petersburg, FL
  • Beau and Belle Littles – Loveland, Colorado
  • Brandhoot – Rochester, MN
  • Charter School Business Management – New York, NY
  • Cope Company Salt – Lancaster, PA
  • DHD Films – Dallas, TX
  • Ecolink, Inc. – Tucker, GA
  • GCC Technologies – Oakland, MD
  • Golden Openings, Inc. – Urbandale, IA
  • Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy – Norfolk, VA
  • Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care – Sugarland, TX
  • ProjectXYZ, Inc. – Huntsville, AL
  • Sage Restoration – Overland Park, KS
  • Tar Heel Basement Systems – Winston-Salem, NC
  • TerraCycle, Inc. – Trenton, NJ
  • Valsatech Corporation – Ellicott, MD
  • Xylo Technologies – Rochester, MN

 

Award winners will be announced at the Dream Big Awards Celebration on Tuesday, September 12th in Washington, D.C. as part of the 2017 Small Business Summit. The awards celebration will take place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. In addition to the awards presentation, the evening will feature dinner, live entertainment, and dancing.


CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE COMMUNITY EXCELLENCE AWARD!

 

Finalists for the Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award and the Business Achievement Awards will be entered in to an online ballot for our Community Excellence Award. The Community Excellence Award: Recognizes a small business that has demonstrated exemplary level of leadership and community engagement to positively impact the quality of life in its community and to service the needs of its customers, employees, and neighbors. Candidates for the Community Excellence Award are selected from the pool of Business Achievement Award semi-finalists. The semi-finalists will be entered into an online ballot in consideration for the CEA.

Online voting will allow the people who know a company best—its customers, employees, and neighbors—to cast a vote for their favorite business. Online voting will allow the people who know a company best—its customers, employees, and neighbors—to cast a vote for their favorite business.

 

Click here to vote for your favorite, small business!


U.S. Chamber Of Commerce

Dream Big Small Business of the Year Awards   

Presented by MetLife

 

Big dreams deserve big rewards, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the very best in American small business. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce knows firsthand that small businesses are the backbone of American free enterprise, representing more than 99% of all employers, creating two-thirds of all new jobs, and accounting for more than half of the nation’s gross domestic product. The Dream Big Small Business of the Year Awards program celebrates the achievements of small businesses and honors their contributions to America’s economic growth.

Join us in Washington, D.C. for the Dream Big Awards Celebration on Tuesday, September 12, 2017! The evening will include onstage, award presentations for the Business Achievement Award and Dream Big Small Business of the Year winners. The Dream Big Awards Celebration will honor the achievements of small businesses and highlight their contributions to America’s economic growth.

 

The $25,000 Prize!

 

The countdown is on to find the best small businesses in America! The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations and applications for the Dream Big Small Business of the Year. The 2017 winner will receive a $25,000 cash prize and national recognition at the Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C.!

Small businesses can also apply to be considered for a 2017 Business Achievement Award. 

To learn more about the award categories and prizes, visit the awards page! 

Timeline


The Dream Big Small Business of the Year Awards Program is open to businesses that:

 

• Operate primarily within the United States
• Have less than 250 employees
• Grossed revenues of less than $20 million in 2015 and 2016
• Provide support (in-kind and/or financial) to their community
• Are able to attend the Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C.

 

Dream Big application opens online

 

Small Business Summit registration

 

Dream Big nominations due

 

Dream Big applications due

 

Award Finalists announced

 

Online voting for Community Excellence Award

 

Online registration closes for the Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C.

 

Live announcements at the Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C.