Chamber looking for top small business nominations


FORT MADISON – Each May during National Small Business Week the Fort Madison Area Chamber of Commerce honors the greater Fort Madison small business community for their efforts and achievements during the previous calendar year. The Small Business of the Year and the Micro Business of the Year awards are presented and all nominees are acknowledged during the Annual Salute to Small Business Breakfast.
Eligible businesses will be based on the following criteria:
Is organized for profit
Has a place of business in Fort Madison
Is independently owned and operated
Is not dominant in its field on a national basis
Made an impact on the community or economy over the past year (2017)
Has changed and/or grown in the past year (2017)
To nominate a business, please contact the chamber at or 319-372-5471. A committee of former award winners and Chamber Event Committee members will review the nominations, and make a decision based on the above criteria. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, April 20th at the chamber office.
Past Small Business of the Year Recipients

2003: Matt’s Greenhouse
2004: Floors, Décor, and More
2005: Industrial Tooling and Fabrication
2006: Heartland Harvest Winery
2007: Fit 24/7
2008: Independent Can Company
2009: Pendemonium
2010: Your Heat and Air Guy
2011: Mohrfeld Electric
2012: Sheaffer Pen Museum
2013: The Flower Cottage
2014: Bix Basement Systems
2015: Sub Arena Sandwich Shop
2016: Group Benefit Partners

Past Micro Business of the Year Recipients
2014: Fork-It
2015: KLM Realty
2016: Rev Fitness

This event is sponsored by Huffman Welding & Machine and Huffman Farm & Home.
The Salute to Small Business Breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 10th; doors open at 7:00am to browse the expo displays, and a buffet breakfast will be available starting at 7:30am ($10/per person Fort Madison Area Chamber member employees, $15/per person non-members).

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