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And the nominees are…

In Uncategorized on January 30, 2009 at 11:43 pm

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REACH nominated for U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Small Business of the Year Award

REACH is one of 25 Irving businesses nominated by the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce for the 2009 U.S. Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Award. Of the 8,400 companies in Irving, more than 5,000 are eligible for this award. Twenty-five were chosen as nominees.

REACH submitted its application January 26. Winners will be announced at the U.S. Chamber’s annual Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C. in May. Out of the 55 businesses awarded a Blue Ribbon designation last year, five were from Irving.

About the U.S. Chamber Small Business of the Year Award

Every year, the U.S. Chamber honors the accomplishments of the small business community with the Small Business of the Year Award program. Each February, the selection committee reviews hundreds of applications in search of those organizations show excellence in entrepreneurship and a commitment to their community. The selection committee honors the top small business applicants with the Blue Ribbon Small Business Award.

The committee then selects seven regional finalists who demonstrate excellence in all five areas enterprise, including financial performance and business history, staff training and motivation, community involvement, customer service, and business planning.

All finalists are recognized at the America’s Small Business Summit Gala Dinner and one goes on to be named the Small Business of the Year.