Several Alabama companies have been named winners of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual Blue Ribbon Small Business Awards.
The program honors 100 small businesses across the U.S. that have demonstrated a “dedication to the principles of free enterprise and contributions to restoring jobs and supporting economic growth,” a news release said.
Seven regional finalists, as well as all the Blue Ribbon Small Business Awards winners, will be recognized March 19 at the America’s Small Business Summit in June in Washington, D.C. One regional finalist will be awarded the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year award and $10,000 cash.
The Blue Ribbon winners are also up for the Community Excellence Award, which will be determined through online public voting through Feb. 28.
The following Alabama companies were recognized as Blue Ribbon winners:
Bhate Geosciences Corporation – Birmingham.
Cepeda Systems & Software Analysis, Inc. – Madison.
GaN Corporation – Huntsville.
McSweeny Holdings – Trussville.
PPT Solutions, Inc. – Huntsville.
Proventix Systems, Inc. – Birmingham.
Relax, It’s Handled – Birmingham.
Silvertron Café – Birmingham.
Urban Cookhouse – Birmingham.
February 19, 2014