The Chamber’s “America’s Top Small Business Awards” celebrates the pioneers of innovation, entrepreneurship, and community engagement.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced America’s 70 top small businesses. These 70 exceptional businesses have emerged as the vanguards of innovation and community engagement, setting the stage for the announcement of the Chamber’s annual "America's Top Small Business Awards” winner on Oct. 19.
"Small businesses are the trusted backbone of America’s entire business ecosystem,” said U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne P. Clark. “Small businesses represent the values and attributes of America’s free enterprise system. They are the drivers of economic growth and embody the innovation, entrepreneurship, and determination that makes America strong. We see that in all of this year’s America’s Top Small Business Awards participants. All 15,000 inspiring small business applicants are a testament to the courage, creativity, and unwavering commitment required to create jobs, strengthen communities and keep America running.”
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce selected America’s top 70 small businesses from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. They were evaluated on their business growth, ability to overcome challenges, innovative strategies for success, and community engagement. They will compete for one of seven finalist spots.
Here is a list of the top 70 small businesses:
20four7VA, Berlin, MD: 20four7VA offers a comprehensive range of virtual assistant services tailored to the needs of small to medium-sized businesses, including hiring, training, monitoring, and payment processing.
- 231 Farm & Outdoor Sports, Prince Frederick, MD: A family-owned business that began as a small store selling mulch and topsoil, 231 Farm & Outdoor Sports has since evolved into a full-service retailer offering Tracker boats, LS Tractors, Husqvarna mowers, and outdoor equipment for its local community.
- Aquila’s Nest Vineyards, Sandy Hook, CT: Aquila's Nest Vineyards is a climate-neutral certified winery and event venue serving wines inspired by the founders’ Albanian roots. The vineyard offers immersive events that showcase Connecticut-grown wines while connecting visitors to the surrounding picturesque landscapes.
- Blondery, Peekskill, NY: Blondery specializes in crafting a unique and diverse selection of blondies, offering both core and seasonal flavors. The e-commerce bakery provides a distinctive gift option for individuals seeking delicious treats year-round, while also championing women and people of color in the culinary industry.
- Calgo Gardens, Freehold, NJ: Calgo Gardens is a nursery, landscaping center, and gift store that aims to promote a passion for outdoor living through its landscaping design services, plant selections, and educational events.
- Element 119 LLC, Thomaston, CT: Element 119 is an innovative company with a strong commitment to delivering high-quality, long-lasting ceramic coatings manufactured in the United States for vehicles, boats, and aircraft worldwide.
- Hermit Woods Winery & Eatery, Meredith, NH: Hermit Woods Winery & Eatery is a boutique winery that uses locally grown fruits and traditional techniques to produce various wines that highlight local produce and honey.
- Pest-End, Plaistow, NH: Pest-End offers residential and commercial pest control services while supporting its larger community through educational scholarships, distributing food baskets, and sponsoring local sports teams.
- RBM Maintenance, Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ: RBM Maintenance is a certified minority-owned, woman-owned business providing comprehensive facility maintenance services to over 200 commercial and industrial clients. It offers cleaning, handyman services, painting, and more.
- Versatile Business Solutions, LLC, Bowie, MD: Versatile Business Solutions aims to build strong and mutually beneficial relationships with its clients by providing a full range of system integration services and efficient IT solutions, from system requirements analysis to product implementation, with a commitment to customer satisfaction.
BattleGR Tactical Games & Sports, Comstock Park, MI: BattleGR specializes in mission-based challenges ideal for both individuals and groups. It hosts a wide range of events with the goal of providing safe, enjoyable experiences through strategic team games that bring people together to create lasting memories.
- Bluebird Atelier, Lewisburg, PA: Bluebird Atelier is an imaginative educational studio providing classes and events for both children and adults. It emphasizes the nurturing of happiness and self-assurance through artistic self-expression.
- Elderly Instruments Inc, Lansing, MI: Elderly Instruments is a second-generation family-owned music store with a rich, 50-year history of providing a wide range of new, used, and vintage instruments, along with accessories and repair services.
- Georgia's Sweet Potato Pie Company, Louisville, KY: Georgia’s Sweet Potato Pie Company is a nonprofit organization promoting love, diversity, and acceptance by offering sweet potato products. The company also donates books to children and volunteers at local nonprofits and community events.
- Kane Learning LLC, Newark, OH: Kane Learning is a boutique consulting firm specializing in talent management, learning, and communication solutions for businesses with widely dispersed workforces. The firm designs and delivers customized learning solutions aimed at inspiring continuous growth and improvement among employees.
- Mettle Ops, Sterling Heights, MI: Mettle Ops specializes in research, development, reverse engineering, program management, ground vehicle design, test and evaluation, system integration, and manufacturing support. It has a strong presence in Army Acquisitions and federal government contracting.
- Perfect Circle Recycling, Grand Rapids, MI: Perfect Circle Recycling offers an innovative waste management solution to businesses, diverting waste from landfills and promoting sustainability. The company separates food waste from packaging and non-organic materials, helping clients achieve zero waste and environmental sustainability goals.
- Performance Wraps, Miamisburg, OH: Performance Wraps is known for its unique approach, emphasizing a positive work environment, staff education, and a commitment to quality in vinyl wrapping.
- Pluie, Inc., Lake Forest, IL: Pluie aims to revolutionize diaper changes by offering the world’s first self-sanitizing changing table for public restrooms. The company’s tables self-sanitize in 60 seconds or less after each use.
- The Greater Knead, Bensalem, PA: The Greater Knead is dedicated to fostering inclusivity by offering delicious food options for individuals with food allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances. It prioritizes quality and safety, aiming to bring comfort and joy back into people's lives through food.
Grey Search + Strategy, Minnetonka, MN: Grey Search + Strategy specializes in strategic talent matching and recruitment, leveraging decades of experience in consulting, research, and teambuilding to provide tailored, long-term solutions that connect unique talent with exceptional opportunities.
- Hands Up Communications, Cedar Rapids, IA: Hands Up Communications offers interpreting, translation, and captioning services to make language accessible to everyone, whether on-site, via telephone, or through video conferencing.
- INGCO International, LLC, Edina, MN: INGCO International offers comprehensive translation and interpreting services, ensuring effective communication in over 200 languages. The company specializes in addressing complex language challenges, providing support in critical situations, and delivering tailored solutions for various business needs.
- Kneaded Relief Day Spa & Wellness, Fitchburg, WI: This full-service spa specializes in therapeutic treatments like massages, facials, and body treatments to enhance physical and mental well-being.
- Levels, LLC, Bloomington, MN: Levels is a premium apparel company for young audiences that is based on principles of inclusiveness and vibrancy to promote individual expression.
- Liz Lidgett Gallery + Design, Des Moines, IA: Liz Lidgett Gallery + Design, formerly known as Adore Your Walls, offers art consulting services to private companies and corporations, bridging the gap for online and national art consulting.
- Med Box Grill, Chanhassen, MN: Established by two Turkish-American immigrants, Med Box Grill cooks up Mediterranean cuisine while actively contributing to local schools through donations and discounted catering services.
- Mud Mile Communications, Sioux Falls, SD: Mud Mile Communications is a content agency offering a full suite of marketing solutions with a focus on strategic goal setting and storytelling.
- Nerdbugs, Madison, WI: Nerdbugs creates anatomical plush toys designed for educational purposes. The company uses these plushies to advocate for medical and mental health awareness and aim to reduce the stigma associated with various health conditions.
- Shakopee Brewhall - Taproom & Coffee House, Shakopee, MN: Shakopee Brewhall is a hybrid coffee house and craft brewery offering a variety of craft beers and handcrafted coffee drinks in a family-friendly environment.
Alaska Premier Auctions & Appraisals LLC, Anchorage, AK: Alaska Premier Auctions & Appraisals is an auction house that offers a wide range of auction services, including online and live estate sales, real estate transactions, business liquidation, benefit auctions, and personal property appraisals.
- Body Language Studio, Renton, WA: Body Language Studio is a dance studio that provides instruction in diverse dance styles while fostering a strong sense of community and familial bonds among its participants.
- IRL Social Skills, Portland, OR: IRL Social Skills is a supportive program that helps neurodivergent teens, young adults, and their families develop essential social skills through instruction, coaching, and peer interactions.
- Jan's, Beaverton, OR: Jan's is an independent bookstore specializing in a diverse selection of fiction paperbacks. The business has a rich history dating back to 1981 and takes pride in supporting its local community and authors.
- Portland Integrative Fitness, Portland, OR: Portland Integrative Fitness provides a holistic and personalized approach to fitness training with its unique method, ReThryv, focusing on transforming individuals from pain and dysfunction to empowered function.
- Rock Paper Coin, Lake Oswego, OR: Rock Paper Coin simplifies event professionals' administrative tasks by consolidating proposals, contracts, invoices, and payments in one place, so they can focus on creating memorable experiences for clients.
- Ryōken Instinct, Bellevue, WA: Ryōken Instinct offers thoughtfully crafted, portable dog nutrition products designed to enhance your pet's health and simplify their diet.
- SnapTight Products, Pocatello, ID: SnapTight Products is a construction and manufacturing firm specializing in the production of insulated building components, including decorative elements and prefabricated construction materials.
- Spice Waala, Seattle, WA: Spice Waala is an Indian street food restaurant that prioritizes authenticity, food quality, employee well-being, and community partnerships. It aims to bring authentic flavors from the streets of Calcutta and New Delhi to its customers.
- The WMarketplace Inc, Seattle, WA: WMarketplace is an e-commerce platform made by and for women entrepreneurs, dedicated to closing the economic gender gap. It offers products, services, and connections to empower women-led businesses and accelerate their growth.
David Christopher's, Incorporated, Sheffield, AL: David Christopher's is both a retail and wholesale provider of home decor, florals, and seasonal decorations, offering a physical store and a modest online presence.
- Dynamic Corporate Solutions, Inc., Fleming Island, FL: DCSI offers a comprehensive range of solutions to organizations focusing on enhancing efficiency, mitigating business risks, and improving HR processes through services such as operational auditing, performance management, leadership training, and more.
- Landes Emergency Training Services, LLC, Sarasota, FL: L.E.T.S. is a highly experienced healthcare training company, serving as an accredited training center for the American Heart Association and American Safety Health Institute, and offering EMT Basic Training in Florida.
- Manay CPA, Marietta, GA: Manay CPA provides services for new business formation, individual accounting and tax needs, and business CPA services to ensure financial success and compliance.
- Modo Modo Agency, Atlanta, GA: Modo Modo Agency is dedicated to practical marketing solutions that prioritize helping businesses sell and grow rapidly. Modo Modo focuses on real-world problem-solving rather than just buzzwords like “branding” and “marketing methodologies.”
- Oceanside Cleaners, Jacksonville, FL: A family-owned business with over 30 years of experience, Oceanside Cleaners is known in its community for its exceptional service and meticulous attention to detail. It specializes in dry cleaning, washing and folding, shirt laundry, and household items.
- River Rock Outfitter, Fredericksburg, VA: River Rock Outfitter is a veteran-owned outdoor retailer that provides gear, expertise, and guided adventures for outdoor enthusiasts. It also promotes green practices, community engagement, and conservation efforts.
- Rotorcorp, LLC, Atlanta, GA: Rotorcorp is the world's leading provider of discounted Robinson Helicopter parts, serving over 3,000 customers in more than 45 countries. It offers quick shipping, expert guidance, and significant savings on parts and components for R22, R44, and R66 models.
- The Cottage Café, Bakery & Tea Room, Bluffton, SC: The Cottage Café, Bakery & Tea Room is known for its innovative Southern cuisine, warm hospitality, and historic charm. The restaurant has received numerous culinary awards for its exceptional dishes, including its nationally recognized shrimp and grits.
- The Wig Dr., Marietta, GA: The Wig Dr. is a specialty boutique that offers a wide range of wigs and mastectomy-related items, catering to individuals of all ages and needs, including medical and recreational purposes. Its inventory includes wigs and hairpieces for both men and women.
BenjiLock, LLC, Pasadena, CA: BenjiLock is a security technology company that has been recognized for its approach to blending traditional lock systems with cutting-edge fingerprint technology.
- Big Dill Pickleball Co., Draper, UT: Big Dill Pickleball Co. offers its customers uniquely designed and high-quality pickleball paddles in vibrant colors, bringing excitement and style to the game. Its paddles are crafted with premium components, catering to players of all levels and embodying the belief that sports should be fun, inclusive, and accessible.
- Frank's Automotive Repair, Inc., Tulare, CA: Frank's Automotive Repair, a family-owned business since 1960, offers personalized and high-quality auto services with a commitment to excellent customer care.
- Leaf Energy Inc., Los Angeles, CA: Leaf Energy provides sustainable and cost-effective mobility solutions for commercial fleets and individuals. It caters to businesses in e-commerce, food delivery, courier, and parcel delivery sectors.
- Mírate, Los Angeles, CA: Mírate offers a diverse and inventive culinary experience, blending traditional Mexican flavors with California cuisine and sourcing its cocktails, distillates, wine, and beer exclusively from Mexico.
- P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle And You, San Francisco, CA: P.L.A.Y. is a company dedicated to creating high-quality dog beds designed with the well-being of pets, people, and the environment in mind. This business offers ergonomic, stylish, and easy-to-maintain products made from sustainable materials, catering to the needs of modern pet owners.
- Postal Petals, Los Angeles, CA: Postal Petals is a unique flower subscription service that connects customers with farm-fresh, top-quality blooms, allowing them to enjoy the therapeutic joy of arranging these flowers themselves.
- The Studio (MDR), Manhattan Beach, CA: The Studio (MDR) offers a high-intensity fitness experience that combines elements of Pilates, cardio training, and weight-bearing exercises on state-of-the-art Megaformers. The program provides a unique total-body workout designed to sculpt strong, powerful, and lean bodies.
- Torrance Bakery, Torrance, CA: Torrance Bakery offers fresh and delicious cakes, pastries, and baked goods. It is known for its award-winning bakery and wedding cake showroom, full-service coffee and tea bar, and sandwich and salad cafe with catering services.
- Twelve AM Co., Studio City, CA: Twelve AM Co. serves as an online store specializing in affordable footwear options in a variety of styles for women.
DaVinci Sign Systems, Inc., Windsor, CO: DaVinci is a full-service sign company that has operated for over 20 years. It offers custom sign designs and installations for a wide range of industries, including financial institutions, schools, medical facilities, retail, and more.
- HireEffect, LLC, Frisco, TX: HireEffect is a fully remote company that leverages technology to offer outsourced business advisory services, including recruiting, bookkeeping, and payroll.
- Luxx Lab, Arlington, TX: Luxx Lab is a medical spa dedicated to enhancing customer confidence and appearance through specialized services, such as permanent makeup application, microblading, and teeth whitening, as well as training services.
- Medical Inflatable Exhibits, Inc., Houston, TX: This woman-owned company specializes in creating interactive, high-quality educational models of the human anatomy. Its inflatable, larger-than-life replicas are designed to teach people about various diseases, their risks, symptoms, and prevention.
- ProNail Roofing and Solar, Allen, TX: ProNail Roofing and Solar is a roofing company led by women, emphasizing roofing quality and educating consumers.
- Schroeder Truck Repair, Henderson, CO: A family-owned enterprise, Schroeder Truck Repair provides services in car hauling, truck repair, and maintenance.
- Studyville, Baton Rouge, LA: Studyville is an educational hub and tutoring center that delivers an enjoyable learning environment for children resulting in academic success and less stress for parents.
- Three Keys Coffee, Houston, TX: Three Keys is a craft coffee roastery that brings sophistication and accessibility to coffee enthusiasts by creating blends with sight, sound, and taste in mind.
- Waggin' Tails Pet Ranch, Fulshear, TX: Waggin' Tails Pet Ranch is an all-inclusive pet resort for dogs and cats offering day camp, boarding, grooming, and training services.
- Write On Fundraising, Tulsa, OK: Write On Fundraising provides community-centric fundraising solutions through grant writing, capital campaigns, and more, to amplify the voices and missions of nonprofits.
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