Being a U.S. Chamber award-winner has opened doors for us and helped us to grow. We can recommend the process to any company that wants to be recognized and seek to learn and grow along the way
Washington, D.C. (Vocus) September 29, 2008
Today the U.S. Chamber of Commerce began accepting nominations and applications for the 2009 America's Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Sam's Club. The awards program recognizes organizations demonstrating excellence in key areas including customer service, staff development, community involvement, and financial performance. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to support small businesses in their community by submitting nominations on their behalf.
"Being a U.S. Chamber award-winner has opened doors for us and helped us to grow. We can recommend the process to any company that wants to be recognized and seek to learn and grow along the way," said Chris Mammen, M3 Glass Technologies, 2008 Regional Finalist.
The 2009 awards program timeline is as follows.
- January 5, 2009 - Nominations due
- February 2, 2009 - Applications due
- March 2, 2009 - Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winners announced
- March 16, 2009 - Regional finalists (7) announced
- May 11-13, 2009 - America's Small Business Summit 2009
The 2009 Small Business of the Year Award winner will be announced at the May 12 awards luncheon at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel. Reserve your seat at America's Small Business Summit 2009 today.
The U.S. Chamber is the world's largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region.