BrandHoot named National Finalist by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

By Nate Nordstrom July 17, 2017

We’ve got some very exciting news to share! Our team was recently selected as a top national finalist for the Business of the Year award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce! This means we’ll be headed to Washington D.C. soon, get to meet a lot of exciting people including Marcus Lemonis (from the TV show The Profit), and have a chance to win a grand prize of $25,000 cash from Metlife.

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By the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Bridgett Hebert (202) 463-5682

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Announces Finalists for Small Business of the Year Award
Companies to Be Honored at Annual Small Business Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for its annual Dream Big
Small Business of the Year Award, presented by MetLife, which celebrates the achievements of small
businesses and honors their contributions to America’s economic growth.

“Small businesses are a critical and vibrant segment of the U.S. economy. Despite the challenges they face, small business owners never stop innovating, taking risks, working hard, and dreaming big,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “These finalists and their small businesses strengthen their communities and local economies. The Chamber is proud to honor these outstanding companies, which together represent what’s possible in our free enterprise system. They are a reminder that there is nothing small about small business.”

This year’s finalists, selected from a record number of applicants, for the Dream Big Small Business of the Year Awards program include:

  • 3 Daughters Brewing – St. Petersburg, FL
  • Beau and Belle Littles – Loveland, CO
  • BrandHoot – Rochester, MN  <– is that really us?!
  • Charter School Business Management – New York, NY
  • Cope Company Salt – Lancaster, PA
  • DHD Films – Dallas, TX
  • Ecolink, Inc. – Tucker, GA
  • GCC Technologies – Oakland, MD
  • Golden Openings, Inc. – Urbandale, IA
  • Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy – Norfolk, VA
  • Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care – Sugarland, TX
  • ProjectXYZ, Inc. – Huntsville, AL
  • Sage Restoration – Overland Park, KS
  • Tar Heel Basement Systems – Winston-Salem, NC
  • TerraCycle, Inc. – Trenton, NJ
  • Valsatech Corporation – Ellicott, MD
  • Xylo Technologies – Rochester, MN

Award winners will be announced at the Dream Big Awards Celebration on Tuesday, September 12 in Washington, D.C. as part of the 2017 Small Business Summit taking place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

Finalists are entered in to an online ballot for our Community Excellence Award. The Community Excellence Award recognizes a small business that has demonstrated an exemplary level of leadership and community engagement to positively impact the quality of life in its community. Online voting, running now through July 31, will allow the people who know a company best—its customers, employees, and neighbors—to cast a vote for their favorite business.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce 1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062-2000


Nate Nordstrom

As founder & CEO, Nate has a passion for family, team building, quality, learning, and innovation. He enjoys helping inspire our next generation of leaders, and is the youngest ever Board Member at the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce.