Finalists chosen from a record 3,000+ applicants; annual small business event and awards ceremony
Lima, Ohio — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced The Meeting Place on Market from Lima, Ohio is a finalist in the Woman-Owned Business category for its annual Dream Big Awards. The awards, presented by Spectrum Reach with support from MetLife, celebrate the achievements of small businesses and honor their contributions to America’s economic growth.
This year’s 27 finalists were chosen from a record-setting more than 3,000 applications submitted from small businesses across the country. One finalist will be chosen as the Small Business of the Year Award winner for receiving the top score after several rounds of judging and receive a $25,000 cash prize.
“This year’s finalists show that through ongoing challenges, the creativity and can-do attitude of small business owners and entrepreneurs is stronger than ever,” said Tom Sullivan, Vice President of Small Business Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “The U.S. Chamber is committed to supporting America's small businesses and their ability to grow, innovate and drive our economy. We are proud to host the Dream Big Awards and celebrate the very best in American small business."
The CO— by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Dream Big Awards program includes eight different Business Achievement Awards to recognize the excellence of leading businesses in each of the following categories: community support and leadership, emerging, green/sustainable, minority-owned, LGBTQ-owned, veteran-owned, woman-owned, and young entrepreneur.
The Woman-Owned Business Award recognizes a women-owned small business that has attained outstanding business achievement and exemplifies the significant contributions made by women-owned businesses in the country.
"The fact that we have been chosen as a finalist for this award is a testament to the hard work, innovation, and dedication our team has exhibited. Throughout the pandemic, they worked creatively to transform our business into an ecommerce gifting retailer and coworking solution," says Jennifer Brogee, CEO of The Meeting Place on Market.
Award winners will be announced at the virtual Dream Big Awards program, part of CO— Start. Run. Grow. Week virtual event on Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30pm ET. Registration is open to the public at: https://events.uschamber.com/VirtualStartRunGrowWeek
About The Meeting on Market: Founded in 2003, The Meeting Place on Market is a national coffee and gifting business that offers a wide variety of gift boxes for companies, individuals, and families.