2012 DREAM BIG Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2012 regional finalists for the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Sam's Club®. These seven finalists represent the best in American business. Learn more about our 7 finalists. Congratulations to our 2012 Community Excellence Award winner, Italian Delight of South Boston, VA!

“These small businesses are each a shining example of the power of free enterprise and the opportunities it can create for America’s doers and dreamers,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber. 

“Small businesses are often described as the pulse or backbone of our country, and we admire the drive and initiative that it takes for their owners to be successful,” said Rosalind Brewer, president and CEO of Sam's Club.

View the full press release.

2012 Regional Finalists

Eastern: BoConcept New York Great Lakes: CETRA Language Solutions
Midwest: Heritage Homes Northwest: Lakeland Feed and Supply
Southeast: Virginia Eye Consultants Southwest & South Central: Renfro Foods
Western: Ski Butlers  

2012 Blue Ribbon Winners

These 75 small businesses were selected for their innovative business practices and strong contributions to their communities.  Check out the Awards blog from FreeEnterprise.comView the press release.

Culver City, CA
Affordable Buttons
Rochester, MN
Arlington, VA

Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc
Fayetteville, AR

Azalea Health Innovations
Valdosta, GA

Phoenix, AZ 

Big State Drug
Irving, TX

Blackburn, Childers & Steagall, PLC
Johnson City, TN

BoConcept New York
New York, NY

Bruckman Rubber Co.
Hastings, NE

Car Concepts, Inc.
Hurst, TX

Lowell, AR
Elkins Park, PA
New York, NY
Wichita, KS

Covalent Logic
Baton Rouge, LA

Coyote Design & Manufacturing
Boise, ID

Creative Sign Designs
Tampa, FL

Custom Alarm
Rochester, MN

CWS, Inc
Rochester, MN

Madison, AL

Irving, TX

Fine Earth LLC
Harrisonburg, VA
Firefly Farms, Inc.
Accident, MD
Fitness Consulting Group
Elizabethtown, KY
Irving, TX

Columbia, MD

Fargo, ND 
Human Solutions, Inc.
Washington, DC
New York, NY
Italian Delight
South Boston, VA

Italiano Insurance Services, Inc.
Tampa, FL

Washington, D.C.

Jump Technology Services
Tulsa, OK

Just Between Friends
Broken Arrow, OK

Kendrick Paint and Body Shop
Augusta, GA

Amarillo, TX

Lakeland Feed and Supply
Hamilton, MT

Larsen Dye Associates Architects
Irving, TX

Cincinnati, OH

Medica Pharmacy & Wellness Center
Bardstown, KY

Mel's Fish Shack
Los Angeles, CA

Midwest Computech
Columbia, MO

Maple Grove, MN

Carrollton, TX

Online Video Solutions
Oklahoma City, OK

De Pere, WI

Phoenix Group
Chesapeake, VA

Pino Gelato
Hilton Head, SC

Knoxville, TN
Schaumburg, IL

Renfro Foods, Inc.
Fort Worth, TX

Richardson & Associates, LCC
Cincinnati, OH

Jacksonville, FL

S&W Contracting of WNY, Inc.
Buffalo, NY

Savannah Bee Company
Savannah, GA

Ski Butlers
Park City, UT

Smart Science Education, Inc.
Manhattan Beach, CA

South Atlantic Bank
Myrtle Beach, SC

StarGaze Energy, LLC
Paducah, KY

Successful Innovations, Inc.
Lynchburg, VA

Boulder, CO

The Natural Baby Company
Bozeman, MT

The Phia Group, LLC
Braintree, MA

The Roasterie
Kansas City, MO

Triton Industries, LLC
Lottie, LA

Unified Group Services
Anderson, IN

Virginia Eye Consultants
Norfolk, VA

Watermark Real Estate Group
Murrells Inlet, SC

WesTex Document, Inc.
Lubbock, TX

X8 Environmental, LLC
Lubbock, TX


25 Businesses Named Free Enterprise Honorees

Atlas Research
Washington, DC
Connected Logistics
Huntsville, AL
Consumers Choice Coffee
Louisville, KY
Engineering & Computer Simulations
Orlando, FL
Irving, TX
Fireman's Contractors
Fort Worth, TX
Gloria's Cafe
Los Angeles, CA
Indus Instruments
Webster, TX
Intelligent Office
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Kerri Miene State Farm Insurance
Irving, TX
L&M Office Furniture, Inc.
Tulsa, OK
Leduc Blueberries, LLC
Paw Paw, MI
Locum Leaders
Alpharetta, GA
Majesty Title Services, LLC
Tampa, FL
Seaworthy Marine Supply
Fulton, TX
Silicon Solar Solutions
Fayetteville, AR
Smartware Group Inc.
Center Harbor, NH
Stanley Jones and Associates
Rochester, MN
SteriTec Products Inc.
Englewood, CO
STL Business & Technology Solutions
Bloomington, IL
Studio Four Design
Knoxville, TN
Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care
Denver, CO
The Tomato Head
Knoxville, TN
Ultimate Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
St. Paul, MN
Wright's Markets Inc.
Opelika, AL


Learn more about our 2011 Award Winners 

Congratulations to the 2011 DREAM BIG Small Business Award Winner, Red Frog Events!  View the 2011 Award Winners and Free Enterprise Honorees.