BOISE, ID – The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce today announced its 2021 Small Business of the Year & Chamber Excellence Awards finalists. The Chamber will name the award winners and celebrate the importance of small businesses to our community during its annual Small Business of the Year & Chamber Excellence Awards luncheon on Wednesday, May 6 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at the Boise Centre.
Eight organizations and one individual will be honored in the categories of Small Business of the Year (small- and medium-size), Health Care Industry Excellence, Financial Services Industry Excellence, Food & Agricultural Industry Excellence, Travel Industry Excellence, Nonprofit Excellence, Chamber Government Advocate of the Year, and the Chamber Hall of Fame Award. The winners in each category will be announced at the event, where they will receive a trophy and special recognition.
“We had scores of great companies vying for this award; various panels of judges selected these excellent finalists. All finalists will receive citations and recognition in Chamber publications and at the annual awards luncheon. In addition, the Boise Metro Chamber will pay the entry fee for any finalist who wishes to enter the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s national ‘Dream Big’ business awards,” said Bill Connors, President and CEO of the Boise Metro Chamber. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Dream Big Awards program honors the achievements of small businesses and highlights their contributions to America’s economic growth. Applicants have the opportunity to be recognized nationally and win a $25,000 cash prize.
The “Best of the Boise Metro Chamber” businesses are:
Small Business of the Year (Small-Size)
Infinity Signs Northwest
Juliet Blick – State Farm Insurance
Learned Lawyer PLLC
Small Business of the Year (Medium-Size)
Cobalt Truck Equipment
Your Health Idaho
Camp Rainbow Gold
Idaho Nonprofit Center
Financial Services Industry Excellence
Food & Agricultural Industry Excellence
Boise Farmer’s Market
Lemon Tree Co.
Telaya Wine Co.
Health Care Industry Excellence
Terry Reilly Health Services
Travel Industry Excellence
The Grove Hotel
The Riverside Hotel
The event will also feature recognition of former House Speaker Bruce Newcomb as the Chamber’s Government Advocate of the Year. In addition, there will be a special presentation of the Chamber’s Hall of Fame award to Dr. Bert Glandon, president of College of Western Idaho.
The 2021 Small Business of the Year & Chamber Excellence Awards luncheon will be held at the Boise Centre with limited attendance in accordance with CDH guidelines. The event will be streamed on the Chamber’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and website. For more information, visit www.boisechamber.org/chamber-excellence-awards.html.
The event is presented by First Interstate Bank, sponsored by the Boise Centre and the Idaho Business Review, and co-sponsored by Boise State, Colliers, TDS, and Bronco Motors.
About the Boise Metro Chamber: Established in 1883, the Boise Metro Chamber is the only five-star accredited Chamber in Idaho and strives to be the leading business advocacy organization in the Boise Valley. The Boise Metro Chamber is a private, nonprofit, membership-driven organization comprised of more than 1,700 business enterprises, civic organizations, education institutions, and individuals. Its mission is to provide leadership that will help create regional economic prosperity and success for its members.