The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that eight small businesses have received national recognition from the US Chamber of Commerce.  The Chamber congratulates the 2012 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award® winners! These successful small businesses have contributed to the vibrancy of American free enterprise and have been leaders in job creation and economic growth. 

Irving’s Blue Ribbon winners are:  Big State Drug Store, Car Concepts (Rick’s Independent Car Kare), FastSigns, Glory House Catering, and Larsen Dye Associates Architects.   Additionally three other nominees from the Chamber received national recognition as Free Enterprise Honorees for their strong business practices and contributions to the economy. Those businesses were:  FigDesign, Firemans Contractors, and Kerri Miene State Farm Insurance.

“Today, the U. S. Chamber celebrates the positive impact made by these companies and is proud to recognize them for their outstanding achievements,” said Thomas J. Donohue, U.S. Chamber president and CEO.  Chris Wallace, president and CEO of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber stated that he was proud that the Chamber’s nominees have been recognized as 8 of the 100 best small businesses in America and is tribute to the quality of businesses in Irving.

The Blue Ribbon winners will compete next for the Regional Small Business of the Year, which will be announced on March 15th

 

Pictured below are representatives from 5 of the 8 nationally recognized businesses.
From left to right: Larsen Dye Associates Architects, FigDesign, Firemans Contractors Inc., Car Concepts (Rick’s Independent Car Kare), Glory House Catering.

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