The winners of America's Top Small Business on stage claiming their prize.
We are pleased to announce that our grand prize winner of America's Top Small Business 2023 is Elderly Instruments, of Lansing, Michigan! — U.S. Chamber of Commerce

On October 19, 2023, we held our first America's Top Small Business gala to honor this year's seven regional finalists, who were chosen from a pool of nearly 15,000 applicants, and to also announce our grand prize winner, who took home the $25,000 cash prize!

We are pleased to announce that our 2023 grand prize winner is...

Elderly Instruments, of Lansing, Michigan!

Elderly Instruments, our Great Lakes region finalist, is a family-owned music shop, with a mission of being a welcoming musical haven where all people, regardless of their background or musical experience, can play and purchase affordable, quality fretted instruments and accessories at great prices.

Now on its second generation of leadership, Lillian Werbin, daughter of co-founder Stan Werbin, runs the establishment with a staff of nearly 40 full-time employees and remains dedicated to valuing not only her team but also her community, taking part in revitalizing Old Town Lansing and actively supporting both national and local nonprofit initiatives that lift the voices of the LGBTQ+ community and people of color within the bluegrass genre.

[Read more about Elderly Instruments here: Elderly Instruments Aims to Be a ‘Conservator of Musical Heritage’]

We'd also like to congratulate our six other finalists...

We are very proud to name each of these businesses as a finalist for America's Top Small Business. All of our finalists show exemplary levels of business leadership, ambition, and passion. To learn more about our finalists, be sure to check out their profiles below.

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