Your Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber helped a total of nine Irving businesses submit their applications for the 2012 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award.  On March 1, a total of 75 Blue Ribbon Winners will be announced by the U.S. Chamber and the overall winner will be recognized at the Small Business Summit on May 22 and they will receive a $10,000 cash prize.

Irving is home to more Blue Ribbon winners than any other city in the country (total of 11) and it was our honor to submit nine more applications this year.

Each year the U.S. Chamber judges application of the following criteria:

·         Staff training and motivation

·         Community involvement

·         Customer service

·         Business strategies and goals

·         Financial performance and business history

The award program is designed to honor the nation’s job creators and recognize their significant contributions as drivers of economic growth.

This year the Chamber helped the following small businesses apply for this prestigious award:

·         Big State Drug

·         Car Concepts, Inc.

·         Courtroom Sciences, Inc.

·         FastSign – Outstanding Graphics Solutions, Inc.

·         FigDesign

·         Firemans Contractors, Inc.

·         Glory House Catering

·         Kerri Miene State Farm Insurance

·         Larsen Dye Associates Architects

We are extremely proud of Irving’s small businesses and it’s our honor to help nominate them.  If you are interested in applying for next year’s award or for additional information please contact Don Williams at



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