33 Finalists Selected for Loudoun Small Business Awards

The Loudoun County Chamber announced the roster of finalists who will 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 Sept. 15.

The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2 at The National Conference Center in Lansdowne.

A blue-ribbon committee of Loudoun County’s top business leaders and industry experts examined a record number of applications to select the 33 award finalists.

On Monday, Sept. 11, 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 ends on Thursday, Sept. 14. To vote, go to loudounchamber.org.

The year’s finalists are:
Tourism & Entertainment Business of the Year:
EXIT Plan, an Escape Room Adventure
StageCoach Theatre Company
Smokehouse Live
Visit Loudoun

Rural Business of the Year:
Old Ox Brewery
Dirt Farm Brewing
North Gate Vineyard
Wegmeyer Farms

Independent Retailer Business of the Year:
Battery Warehouse
Car Clinic VA
KBF by Audi Contractors
Watermark Woods

Service Business of the Year:
Morgan Orthodontics
Insight Into Action Therapy
Pack Rat Hauling, LLC

Home Based Business of the Year:
Mr. Appliance of Leesburg and Martinsburg
The Organizing Mentors

Nonprofit Organization of the Year:
Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
It Takes a Village, Baby!
Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers
Women Giving Back

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

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, MainStreet 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 Chamber at 703-777-2176 or go to loudounchamber.org.

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