LaFayette Physical Therapy Named One Of Blue Ribbon Small Business Award Winners

Friday, February 8, 2013
LaFayette Physical Therapy was one of four Georgia small businesses named Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winners Friday by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. These companies were recognized for their dedication to the principles of free enterprise and their contributions to restoring jobs and prosperity. 

“The Blue Ribbon Award winners show that, even facing uncertainty and economic challenges, small businesses can grow and succeed,” said Thomas J. Donohue, U.S. Chamber president and CEO. “They are America’s economic engine, driving growth and job creation all across this country.” 

The awards program, sponsored by Sam’s Club, honors companies that demonstrate excellent business practices in several areas including strategy, employee development, community involvement, and customer service.

Georgia Blue Ribbon winners include:

Bojangles' - Acorn Food Group, LLC – Jasper
Velociteach – Kennesaw
LaFayette Physical Therapy – LaFayette
On the Green Salon and Day Spa – St. Marys 


“The Chamber celebrates the outstanding achievements of these award winners and is proud to recognize them for the positive impact they are making in their communities,” continued Mr. Donohue. “These small businesses are wonderful examples of the American Dream at work in our nation.”

This year’s 100 Blue Ribbon winners were selected from a record number of nationwide applicants and will be honored at America’s Small Business Summit 2013, which will be held from April 29–May 1 in Washington, D.C. On Feb. 15, seven of the Blue Ribbon recipients will be announced as award finalists, and one will be named the Dream Big Small Business of the Year during the summit. The winner will be presented with a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of the U.S. Chamber.

Blue Ribbon businesses are also eligible for the Community Excellence Award, which will be decided through online public voting Feb. 8-22.

To learn more about America’s Small Business Summit, visit www.uschambersummit.com.

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