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Small Business of the Year Award finalists named for 2019

Posted on: 12/03/2018   |   Category: Press Releases

FORT WORTH –Twelve top Tarrant County businesses have been selected as category finalists in competition for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Small Business of the Year Award, presented by Bank of Texas. Recipients will be announced at a soiree January 24th, 2019 at the 4 Eleven event space in the Near Southside. A “Best of Show” top winner will be announced at Mayor Betsy Price’s Annual State of the City address February 19, 2018, at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The prestigious annual Small Business of the Year Awards salute those that operate with exemplary Best Practices. This 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 four category winners. 

EMERGING BUSINESSES:

  • 6th Avenue Homes - 6th Avenue Homes is a one stop shop for buying, selling, renovating and designing a home in Fort Worth.  
  • Locavore, LLC. - Locavore is an all-inclusive resource for food entrepreneurs who wish for low-risk, affordable access to a commercial kitchen and event venue.
  • Signature Cuffs, LLC. - Signature Cuffs provides a high-end fashion accessory that can bring refinement to the clothes women feel most comfortable wearing.


MANUFACTURING/DISTRIBUTION:

  • M-Pak, Inc. - M-Pak, Inc. provides solutions tailored to fit and protect all shapes and sizes.
  • Sellmark Corporation - Sellmark develops, acquires, manufactures, markets and distributes outdoor products.
  • Silver Creek Materials - Silver Creek Materials is a recycling, compost, mining and organic products industry leader.


CONSUMER/RETAIL:

  • Alchemy Pops - Handcrafted frozen pops that make you feel as great as they taste.
  • Klapprodt Pools - Klapprodt is synonymous with quality and customer satisfaction in the swimming pool industry.
  • Tribe Alive - An ethical fashion brand focused on moving the industry towards a more sustainable approach. 


PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

  • Affairs Affloat Balloons - Affairs Afloat provides balloons ranging from small gifts to large-scale trade show displays.
  • Elements of Architecture, Inc. - Elements of Architecture creates environments that shape the human experience.
  • Sportherapy - SporTherapy is a physical therapist owned and operated provider of rehabilitation services.


Additional sponsors for the 2019 Small Business of the Year Award program are CliftonLarsonAllen, TCU Neeley School of Business, Wells Fargo, and 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.

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