Six Alabama companies, even a craft brewer, were recently named winners of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual Blue Ribbon Small Business Awards.
The program honors 100 American small businesses “for their success, innovation and contributions to economic growth and free enterprise.” Contenders were evaluated in four areas: strategic planning, employee development, community involvement and customer service.
“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.
This year’s Alabama Blue Ribbon winners were:
- American Weatherstar, LLC | Mobile
- Back Forty Beer Company | Gadsden
- Diamond Studios | Birmingham
- GaN Corporation | Huntsville
- Home Instead Senior Care | Birmingham
- LEAN Frog Business Solutions, Inc. | Huntsville
Seven regional finalists will be named March 18, while the overall winner will be honored June 8-10 at the America’s Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C. The Blue Ribbon winners are also up for the Community Excellence Award, which will be determined via online public voting through March 14.
Click here for last year’s Alabama honorees.
February 27, 2015