Fort Worth, TX. – Nine top Tarrant County businesses have been selected as category finalists in competition for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Small Business of the Year Award, presented by Bank of Texas. Category winners will be announced at the Chamber’s 2nd Annual Forte Awards night on January 30th, 2020 at the Ashton Depot Catering + Event space in downtown, Fort Worth. A “Best of Show” top winner will be announced at Mayor Betsy Price’s Annual State of the City address in 2020. The prestigious annual Small Business of the Year Awards salute those that operate with exemplary Best Practices. Last year, the awards were revamped for applicants to compete within industry categories vs. number of employees. Finalists were selected by 10 members of the Chamber’s Small Business Council committee, which includes past award recipients. Site visits by judges to the finalists’ business locations in December will determine three category winners.

 

EMERGING BUSINESSES:

DPC Healthcare partners with businesses and families of all sizes to create healthier communities.

Rollin’ n Bowlin’ is a health foods cafe serving authentic açaí bowls, smoothies, loaded avocado toasts, and more.

Pedego Fort Worth offers sales, service, rentals, and guided tours on Pedego electric bikes.

 

MANUFACTURING/DISTRIBUTION:

Muckleroy & Falls (M&F) is a full-service commercial construction company, turning undeveloped properties into masterpieces.

All American Tire Recyclers, currently, the only 100% green tire recycling facility in Tarrant County, is committed to cleaning up the environment one tire at a time.

Dot It Restaurant Fulfillment offers a one-stop shopping experience for stores to order their branded products and restaurant supplies online.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

Electro Acoustics equips the community in Fort Worth by designing, installing, and servicing commercial audio, video, and performance lighting systems in churches, training centers, boardrooms, classrooms, performing arts centers, and arenas/stadiums.

Avadel, Rethink Creative Group is one of the premier Facebook & digital advertising agencies in the world.

Clarity Homes simplifies the home-building process by creating high-end design at affordable prices.

Bank of Texas is the Presenting Sponsor of the competition and event. Other sponsors include Higginbotham, Facebook, CliftonLarsonAllen, Envoy Managed Services, LLC and media sponsor, Fort Worth Business Press.

 

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The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, with 2,000 member businesses, is the largest chamber in North Texas. Through its core functions of business attraction and retention, talent development, small business and entrepreneur support, and government advocacy, the Chamber’s mission is to bring the Fort Worth region together to identify issues, solve problems and help align resources resulting in a stronger business climate and greater economic prosperity for all.