Automotive Businesses Make Top Small Business List

Automotive Businesses Make Top Small Business List | THE SHOPThe U.S. Chamber of Commerce has revealed its America’s Top Small Businesses list, which includes three automotive companies.

Element 119, a provider of ceramic coatings for automotive applications, Performance Wraps, an Ohio-based vehicle wrap installer, and Franks Automotive Repair, an auto repair shop located in Tulare, California, all made the list of 70 small businesses from around the country.

The selected businesses were evaluated on their business growth, ability to overcome challenges, innovative strategies for success, and community engagement, the organization said.

On Oct. 19, the top 70 small businesses and seven finalists will be recognized at the America’s Top Small Business Summit at the Chamber’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony following the summit and will receive a $25,000 cash prize.

The top 70 small businesses will receive a one-year paid membership to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and will be featured on the Chamber’s website, the organization said.

“Small businesses are the trusted backbone of America’s entire business ecosystem,” said U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne P. Clark. “Small businesses represent the values and attributes of America’s free enterprise system. They are the drivers of economic growth and embody the innovation, entrepreneurship, and determination that makes America strong. We see that in all of this year’s America’s Top Small Business Awards participants. All 15,000 inspiring small business applicants are a testament to the courage, creativity, and unwavering commitment required to create jobs, strengthen communities and keep America running.”

Click here for the full list of recognized small businesses.

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