Seventy-five companies across the country were named Blue Ribbon Small Business Award® winners last week by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. These companies were recognized for their dedication to the principles of free enterprise and their contributions to restoring jobs and prosperity. “The recipients of this year’s Blue Ribbon Award excelled in business amid great uncertainty and thrived despite difficult economic times,” said Thomas J. Donohue, U.S. Chamber president and CEO. “More important than profits, their successes have provided much-needed jobs and hope to the people in their communities.”
Two Tampa Chamber members were among the companies that received the Blue Ribbon Award – Creative Sign Designs and Italiano Insurance. This year’s 75 Blue Ribbon winners were selected from a record number of nationwide applicants and will be honored at America’s Small Business Summit 2012, which will be held from May 21–23 in Washington, D.C. In addition to these awards, 25 Free Enterprise Honorees were commended for their strong business practices and contributions to the economy. Chamber member Majesty Title Services, LLC was named one of the 25 honorees.
Creative Sign Designs and Italiano Insurance are now eligible to receive the Community Excellence Award! The Community Excellence Award is designed to highlight a business that has found success in the eyes of its community. This award is selected by popular vote, so we encourage all members to support one of our Chamber members as they vie for this prestigious honor. Only one vote per email address is permitted and voting ends on March 15 at 5:00 p.m. Click here to vote today!