Rochester companies nominated for U.S. Chamber's Small Business of the Year Awards
Two local businesses are receiving national attention.
The awards recognize small businesses that have demonstrated an "exemplary level of leadership and community engagement to positively impact the quality of life in its community and to service the needs of its customers, employees, and neighbors."
Seventeen businesses across the country were nominated as finalists this year. The winner will receive a $25,000 cash prize and national recognition at the 2017 Small Business Summit, to be held this September in Washington, D.C.
"These businesses made our Chamber the only Chamber in the United States with more than one finalist, and both businesses are the only Minnesota finalists for this award,” Rob Miller, president of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, said in a news release.
This is not the first time the U.S. Chamber has recognized either business. Both received "Blue Ribbon" awards in 2015 as one of the top 100 small businesses in the country.