Chamber Names Top 10 Small Business Of Year Finalists

The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce unveiled its Top 10 finalists for the 2018 Hagerty Small Business of the Year award Friday.

The ten local companies include service firms, contractors, health care companies, and local food specialists, among other. The finalists are:

Dave’s Garage
Superior Physical Therapy
Chronic Care Management
EXIT Realty Paramount
Fustini’s Oils & Vinegars
Preferred Roofing Services
Press On Juice
Traverse Area Vacation Rental
Bayside Docs Urgent Care

In addition to the Small Business Celebration Top 10, the Chamber added a new “Emerging Business” category to this year’s program to highlight companies in business for less than three years. Finalists for the Emerging Business Award include: Big Dipper Cookie Dough; 123 Speakeasy; Peace, Love & Little Donuts; TC Towing; and Pain Free Michigan Inc.

“The Chamber’s Small Business Celebration has again produced a group of dynamic, growing local companies that underscore the economic impact and diversity of our area’s small business sector,” says Chamber Interim Executive Director Jill May. “All of our Small Business Celebration entries this year offered first-rate products, people, and services, and narrowing the list to 10 finalists was no easy task for our judges’ team.”

The next stop for the Top 10 is next month’s annual Meet the Top 10 Breakfast event, leading up to the SBC Awards Ceremony. The Meet the Top 10 Breakfast is May 22 from 7:30am-9:00am at the Hagerty Center; the 2018 Small Business Celebration Awards Ceremony is June 5 from 4:30pm-6pm at the Hagerty Center.

The Small Business Celebration is presented by Hagerty, Northwestern Michigan College, and Priority Health.