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Loudoun Chamber Announces 33 Finalists for 23rd Annual Small Business Awards

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September 29, 2017

For Immediate Release:
September 7, 2017
Contact: Andrea Lucas
alucas@loudounchamber.org  |  571-209-2034

Loudoun County Chamber Announces 33 Finalists for
23rd Annual Small Business Awards
People’s Choice Award Voting Begins Monday, September 17

           
Lansdowne, VA - The Loudoun County Chamber today announced the names of the 33 finalists selected to compete in eight industry categories in the 23rd Annual Loudoun County Small Business Awards.  Finalists for the Small Business Awards top honors, the Loudoun Entrepreneur and The Small Business of the Year, will be announced after September 15th.
 
The 23rd Annual Loudoun County Small Business Awards ceremony, where the winners in the 10 total categories will be announced, will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at The National Conference Center in Lansdowne.
 
“We are especially proud of these outstanding businesses, each of whom faced tremendous competition to be selected a finalist for Loudoun’s premier business award. We congratulate them on this honor and wish them luck on November 2nd, when we will learn which ones have earned a Loudoun County Small Business Award,” said Chamber President Tony Howard.
 

A blue-ribbon committee of Loudoun County’s top business leaders and industry experts carefully examined a record number of applications to select the 33 award finalists. 
 
On Monday, September 11th, the People’s Choice Award will be open for public voting. This online ballot allows the public to vote for their favorite finalists in each industry category. Not only do these votes help determine which finalist earns top honors in their category, the top overall vote recipient will be named the People’s Choice Award winner at the Small Business Awards.  Voting end on Thursday, September 14th. To vote, visit LoudounChamber.org.
 
Finalists for Tourism & Entertainment Business of the Year:
EXIT Plan, an Escape Room Adventure
StageCoach Theatre Company
Smokehouse Live
Visit Loudoun
 
Finalists for Rural Business of the Year:
Old Ox Brewery
Dirt Farm Brewing
North Gate Vineyard
Wegmeyer Farms
 
Finalists for Independent Retailer Business of the Year:
Battery Warehouse
Car Clinic VA
KBF by Audi Contractors
Watermark Woods
 
Finalists for Service Business of the Year:
Morgan Orthodontics
Insight Into Action Therapy
Pack Rat Hauling, LLC
IndED
 
Finalists for Home Based Business of the Year:
Cucinamore 
KeyLime 
Mr. Appliance of Leesburg and Martinsburg
The Organizing Mentors
 
Finalists for Nonprofit Organization of the Year:

Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
It Takes a Village, Baby!
Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers
Women Giving Back

Finalists for Innovative Business of the Year:
Automotive Quality Solutions
Blue Lion Multimedia
GloveStix LLC
Select Construction Company, Inc. 

Finalists for Health & Wellness Business of the Year:
Deidra Bird Kokel DDS 
Fitness Design Solutions 
Fitwize 4 Kids
Flow Yoga 
Orangetheory Fitness Ashburn

The 2017 Small Business Awards sponsors include Middleburg Bank, Brickyard, One Hour Heating & Air, K2M, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Cropp Metcalfe, Main Street Bank, Claude Moore Foundation, 92.5 WINC FM, Bank of Clarke County, Inova Medical Group, LoudounNow, The National, Loudoun Times-Mirror, Select Construction Company, Galen Photography, Blue Lion Multimedia and Open Blooms.
 
Tickets are on sale now and key sponsorship packages are also available. For more information contact the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce at 703.777.2176 or visit www.LoudounChamber.org.
 

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Contact:
Andrea Lucas, Events Manager
alucas@loudounchamber.org, (703) 777-2176