Longview, Texas — Two of Longview’s own made the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Awards list; Baxter Clean Care and ComputerLand Technology of East Texas. 100 outstanding companies were recognized for successful and innovative business practices. The Blue Ribbon Small Business Award (http://www.uschambersummit.com/award ), is an annual program that recognizes companies for their dedication to the principles of free enterprise and contributions to restoring jobs and supporting economic growth. This year’s winners were selected from a record number of applicants across the nation, and each demonstrates exceptional business practices in areas including strategic planning, employee development, community involvement, and customer service.
“As the business community has worked hard to do its part in moving the country forward economically, small businesses have continued to be the driving force responsible for much of our progress,” U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said. “Our Blue Ribbon Award winners are the best of the best—growing and succeeding despite significant challenges.”
The U.S. Chamber will announce seven regional finalists on March 19 and honor all of this year’s Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winners at the 10th annual America’s Small Business Summit, taking place June 11 – 13 in Washington, D.C. During the summit, one regional finalist will receive the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Sam’s Club®, and a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of the U.S. Chamber. All Blue Ribbon winners are also eligible for the Community Excellence Award (https://dreambigaward.wufoo.com/forms/2014-community-excellence-award/ ), which will be decided through online public voting February 19 – 28.
“The Longview Chamber is thrilled and proud to learn that the two businesses we nominated are being honored as outstanding small businesses for their contributions to the country’s economic recovery and continued hard work in their communities,” President, Kelly Hall stated. “Now we’d like for the entire region to help us support and celebrated with these companies by voting for them at https://dreambigaward.wufoo.com/forms/2014-community-excellence-award.”  Hall continued.