Small Business Award Winners

Get Ready for 2016


Regional Finalists

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the seven regional finalists for its annual DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Sam’s Club®. The finalists, selected from 100 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award® winners, stood out for their exceptional business practices and community involvement.

The finalists along with the 100 Blue Ribbon Award winners will be recognized at the 11th annual America’s Small Business Summit, June 8 – 10 in Washington, D.C. During the summit, one regional finalist will be named the Small Business of the Year and take home the $10,000 cash prize!

Eastern Finalist from
New York, New York


Great Lakes Finalist from
Mount Prospect, Illinois 


Midwest Finalist from
Rochester, Minnesota


Northwest Finalist from
Garden City, Idaho 


Southeastern Finalist from
Morrisville, North Carolina 


Southwest/South Central Finalist from
Glenwood Springs, Colorado


Western Finalist from
Reno, Nevada 


Blue Ribbon Award Winners

The Blue Ribbon Small Business Award Winners were selected from a record number of applicants from communities across the nation and evaluated in four key areas including strategic planning, employee development, community involvement, and customer service. Winner were selected for their demonstrated success, innovation, and contributions to economic growth and free enterprise. 
“While our economy still struggles to reach its full potential, small businesses like our Blue Ribbon Award winners have continued to act as examples of the resilience, ingenuity, and opportunity at work in the free enterprise system,” U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said. “Times can be tough, but these businesses have proven that they can be too. And by taking risks, watching out for their employees, and giving back to their communities, they’ve shown that success is achievable.”
“Sam’s Club is honored to celebrate small businesses that dream big and work hard to achieve their goals,” said MiKaela Wardlaw Lemmon, Sam’s Club vice president for Member Services and sponsor of the U.S. Chamber’s Council on Small Business. “Sam’s Club wants to help businesses – and our economy - grow by providing savings on critical business services and products that help small businesses save money and time. We look forward to celebrating every Blue Ribbon Award winner and the local chambers that support them in June.”

A&E Audiology & Hearing Aid Center | Lititz, PA

A. West Enterprise, LLC | Albany, GA

Abbeville Dentistry | Lubbock, TX

ADDI Printing | Pearland, TX

ALEON Properties, Inc. | Austin, TX

American Weatherstar, LLC | Mobile, AL

Analsis and Measurement Services Corporation | Knoxville, TN

Arc Aspicio | Arlington, VA

Auction Frogs, LLC | Boise, ID

B2B CFO | Mesa, AZ

Back Forty Beer Company | Gadsden, AL

Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home, Inc. | Rochester, NY

Bayshore Solutions | Tampa, FL

Ben Franklin Apothecary | Duncanville, TX

BrandHoot | Rochester, MN

Buzzy4painrelief | Atlanta, GA

Capannari Ice Cream | Mount Prospect , IL

Captain Lord Mansion | Kennebunkport, ME

Censeo Consulting Group | Washington, DC

CETRA Language Solutions | Elkins Park, PA

Charter School Business Management | New York, NY

Chesapeak Cardiac Care | Annapolis, MD

Cook Me Somethin' Mister | New Orleans, LA

Cooksey Communications | Irving, TX

Coretelligent | Needham, MA

CTR - Cleanup & Total Restoration | Boise, ID

Custom Alarm | Rochester, MN

CWS, Inc. | Rochester, MN

Cynergy Technology | Longview, TX

Darn Good Yarn | Schenectady, NY

Decor Interior Design, Inc. | Los Angeles, CA

Design Innovation Architects | Knoxville, TN

Diamond Studios | Birmingham, AL

Divurgent | Virginia Beach, VA

Domaille Engineering, LLC | Rochester, MN

Elemental Methods LLC | Irving, TX

Express Employment Professionals of Irving | Irving , TX

Fields Family Counseling Services | Pasadena, CA

Freedom Auto Group | Hamburg,  PA

GaN Corporation | Huntsville,  AL

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | Glenwood Springs,  CO

Glory House Catering Receptions Bistro | Irving, TX

Golden Road Brewing | Los Angeles, CA

gphomestay | Waltham, MA

Hirsch Florist, Inc. | Mandan, ND

Home Instead Senior Care | Birmingham, AL

Human Solutions, Inc. | Washington, DC

iaCONSULTING | Lubbock, TX

Image360 Boca Raton | Boca Raton, FL

IT Concepts, Inc. | Vienna, VA


Knight Solutions | Leesburg, VA

Larsen Dye Associates | Irving, TX


Leading Path Consulting | McLean, VA

LEAN Frog Business Solutions, Inc. | Huntsville, AL

Legion Logistics, LLC | Florence, KY

Management Solutions, LLC | Knoxville, TN

MATsolutions | Irving, TX

Melloni's MarketPlace | Youngstown, NY

Midwest Computech | Columbia, MO

Mind Above Matter, LLC | Burleson, TX

Minimizer | Blooming Prairie, MN

Move Systems | Long Island City, NY

Neatline Creative | Oakland, CA

Nitro Mobile Solutions | Tampa, FL

Noble Gas Solutions | Albany, NY

Noble Studios | Reno, NV

North Greece Physical Therapy | Rochester, NY

NVS Salon & Spa | Bel Air, MD

Oasis Counseling International | Norfolk, NE

Pat's Pizzeria Edgewood | Edgewood, MD

Payette Brewing Company | Garden City, ID

Posh Technologies | Redmond,  WA

Prairie Path Books | Wheaton, IL

ProCompounding Pharmacy | Johnson City, TN

Quality Float Works | Schaumburg,  IL

RCI Engineering, LLC | Mayville, WI

River City Roasters | Wheaton, IL

Rocket IT | Duluth, GA

Ron Hoover Rv & Marine | Rockport, TX

Shade Tree Auto, LLC | Grimes, IA

Shooters World | Tampa, FL

Spectrum Aeromed | Fargo, ND

Strategic Planning Associates, LLC | Metairie, LA

Superior Service Center | Eagan, MN

Sustainment Solutions Inc. | Lancaster, KY

Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care | Denver, CO

TailsSpin Pet Food and Accessories | Savannah, GA

Tar Heel Basement Systems | Winston Salem, NC

Telaya Wine Company  | Garden City, ID

The Business Backer | Cincinnati, OH

The Cardio Club | Delhi, NY

The Law Studio of Nance L. Schick | New York, NY

The Tomato Head | Knoxville, TN

Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate  | Boise, ID

Triangle Rock Club | Morrisville, NC

Visionary Solutions, LLC | Knoxville, TN

Woofie's, LLC | Ashburn, VA

Worx Graphic Design | Hagerstown, MD

Xylo Technologies, Inc. | Rochester, MN