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Dream Big Award

DREAM BIG AWARD

Big dreams deserve big rewards, and we are proud to partner with Sam's Club® to recognize the very best in American small business.
 
The 2016 DREAM BIG Award Winners were selected from a record number of applicants from across the country and were judged in four key categories: strategic planning, employee development, customer service, and community involvement.
 
The Small Business of the Year, 7 Regional Finalists and 100 Blue Ribbon Award Winners were honored at the 12th annual America’s Small Business Summit, June 13-15, in Washington, D.C. 

2016 Small Business of the Year

Congratulations to SearchPros Solutions of Citrus Heights, California! SearchPros, which handles workforce management, rose to the top among seven standout regional finalists and was named the 2016 Small Business of the Year at America's Small Business Summit on June 14.. Read more about SearchPros.

2016 Regional Finalists

EASTERN
SOLDIERFIT of Gaithersburg, Maryland

GREAT LAKES
Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea of Columbus, Ohio
 
MIDWEST
MODE of Fargo, North Dakota 

NORTHWEST
Scratch and Peck Feeds of Bellingham, Washington 

SOUTHEASTERN
LEAN Frog Business Solutions, Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama 

SOUTHWEST & SOUTH CENTRAL
Creating and Managing Wealth LLC of Irving, Texas   

WESTERN
SearchPros Solutions of Citrus Heights, California

 

2016 Community Excellence Award Winner

The Community Excellence Award was decided by online public voting, and this year's winner was Jimmy Wright, President of Wright's Market in Opelika, Alabama. Learn more about Wright's Market.

2016 Blue Ribbon Award Winners

  • 5 Stones Media  |  Hammond,  Louisiana
  • A&E Audiology & Hearing Aid Center  |  Lititz, Pennsylvania
  • A. Reddix & Associates Inc.  |  Norfolk, Virginia
  • A. West Enterprise, LLC.  |  Albany, Georgia
  • A1 Plumbing and Perfect Air  |  Boise, Idaho
  • AE Works, Ltd.    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • All Occasion Catering  |  Knoxville, Tennessee
  • All Occasions Party Rentals  |  Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation  |  Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Atlantic Tire & Service  |  Cary, North Carolina
  • Austin Physical Therapy  |  Waterloo, New York
  • Babcock Auto Care  |  Rochester, Minnesota
  • Bahama Buck's Franchise Corporation  |  Lubbock, Texas
  • Barney's Pharmacy  |  Augusta, Georgia
  • Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home  |  Rochester, New York
  • Bayshore Solutions  |  Tampa, Florida
  • Bellatrix PC  |  San Diego, California
  • Benchmark Business Solutions  |  Lubbock, Texas
  • Campfire Industries  |  South Jordan, Utah
  • Carlson Capital Management  |  Northfield, Minnesota
  • CETRA Language Solutions  |  Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
  • City Peanut Shop  |  Boise, Idaho
  • Creating and Managing Wealth, LLC  |  Irving, Texas
  • Creative Business Solutions, Inc.  |  Washington, D.C.
  • Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea  |  Columbus, Ohio
  • Crown Paper Converting, Inc.  |  Ontario, California
  • CTR - Cleanup & Total Restoration  |  Boise, Idaho
  • Custom Alarm  |  Rochester, Minnesota
  • CWS, Inc.  |  Rochester, Minnesota
  • DaviesMoore  |  Boise, Idaho
  • DHD Films  |  Dallas, Texas
  • Domaille Engineering  |  Rochester,  Minnesota
  • e-Management  |  Silver Spring,  Maryland
  • EffortlessHR, Inc.  |  Tucson, Arizona
  • Engineering and Computer Simulations, Inc.  |  Orlando,  Florida
  • Express Employment Professionals of Irving TX  |  Irving,  Texas
  • Geeks and Nerds  |  Huntsville,  Alabama
  • Gemini Industries, Inc.  |  Burlington,  Massachusetts
  • Gipson's Tire Pros  |  Prattville,  Alabama
  • Golden Openings  |  Urbandale, Iowa
  • greeNEWit  |  Columbia, Maryland
  • Hill & Partners  |  Weymouth, Massachusetts
  • HooDoo Brewing Company  |  Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Incorporate Massage  |  South Jordan, Utah
  • International Armoring Corporation  |  Centerville,  Utah
  • IQ Formulations  |  Tamarac, Florida
  • Irving Cares  |  Irving, Texas
  • KBH Business Management Systems  |  Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Killum Pest Control, Inc. |   Lake Jackson, Texas
  • Laurel Bush Family Dentistry  |  Bel Air, Maryland
  • Leading Path Consulting  |  McLean, Virginia
  • LEAN Frog Business Solutions, Inc.  |  Huntsville, Alabama
  • Life Catalyst  |  Spokane, Washington
  • Lilium Floral Design, LLC  |  Colleyville, Texas
  • Live Oak Animal Hospital  |  Lubbock, Texas
  • MasterCare Patient Equipment  |  Columbus, Nebraska
  • McConnell Group Public Relations, Inc.  |  Rutherfordton, North Carolina
  • McMahon Marketing  |  Norman, Oklahoma
  • Metal Toad  |  Portland, Oregon
  • MHS Industrial Supply  |  Mansfield, Ohio
  • Midwest Computech  |  Columbia, Missouri
  • Mill Creek Pub  |  Battle Ground, Washington
  • Miss America's Outstanding Teen  |  Tampa, Florida
  • MODE  |  Fargo, North Dakota
  • Modern Mechanical  |  Ashburn, Virginia
  • Musical Innovations  |  Greenville, South Carolina
  • NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care  |  Sugarland, Texas
  • Nitro Mobile Solutions  |  Tampa, Florida
  • nLogic  |  Huntsville, Alabama
  • NovaVision, Inc.  |  Bowling Green, Ohio
  • Perfect Business Services, Inc.  |  McKinney, Texas
  • Pharmalogics Recruiting  |  Quincy, Massachusetts
  • PROJECTXYZ, Inc.  |  Huntsville, Alabama
  • Proton Power, Inc.  |  Lenoir City, Tennessee
  • RCI Engineering, LLC  |  Mayville, Wisconsin
  • Renfro Foods  |  Fort Worth, Texas
  • Rich Duncan Construction  |  Salem, Oregon
  • River City Roasters  |  Wheaton, Illinois
  • San Antonio Broker Services, Inc.  |  North Bergen, New Jersey
  • Scratch and Peck Feeds  |  Bellingham, Washington
  • SearchPros Solutions  |  Citrus Heights, California
  • Shade Tree Auto  |  Grimes,  Iowa
  • SOLDIERFIT  |  Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Sooner Bowling Center  |  Norman, Oklahoma
  • SPEC Engineering  |  Plainfield, Illinois
  • Strategic Programs, Inc.  |  Denver, Colorado
  • Stratus Interactive  |  West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Tar Heel Basement Systems  |  Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Tedford Insurance  |  Jenks, Oklahoma
  • The McIntosh Group  |  Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Think Outside the Box, Inc.  |  Citrus Heights, California
  • total medical compliance  |  Indian Trail, North Carolina
  • TrueVine Heatlhcare Services  |  Norman, Oklahoma
  • Trumbull Unmanned, LLC  |  Houston, Texas
  • Ultra Paws  |  Baxter, Minnesota
  • Waterstone Private Wealth Management    Owasso, Oklahoma
  • Weiser Classic Candy  |  Weiser, Idaho
  • Worx Graphic Design, Inc.  |  Hagerstown, Maryland
  • Wright's Market  |  Opelika, Alabama
  • Xylo Technologies, Inc.  |  Rochester, Minnesota