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Small Business of the Year finalists named

Posted Dec. 7, 2018

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The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce announced its 2019 Small Business of the Year finalists.

The awards recognize and honor businesses that have demonstrated best practices of entrepreneurship, such as sound business planning, fiscal responsibility and work process innovation in operating their business.

The finalists are:
Emerging Business

  • 6th Avenue Homes, one-stop shop for buying, selling, renovation and design.
  • Locavore, an all-inclusive resource for food entrepreneurs who wish for low-risk, affordable access to a commercial kitchen and event venue.
  • Signature Cuffs, which provide women a personal confidence in their appearance by offering a high-end fashion accessory that can bring refinement to the clothes they feel most comfortable wearing.

Manufacturing/Distribution

  • M-Pak, which provides solutions tailored to fit and protect all shapes and sizes.
  • Sellmark Corp., developing, acquiring, manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing outdoor products.
  • Silver Creek Materials, which offers competitive prices, fast, professional services and high-quality products for the recycling, compost, mining and organic products industry.

Consumer/Retail

  • Alchemy Pops, handcrafted frozen pops that make you feel as great as they taste.
  • Klapprodt Pools has become synonymous with quality and customer satisfaction in the swimming pool industry.
  • Tribe Alive, an ethical fashion brand focused on moving the industry toward a more sustainable approach.

Professional Services

  • Affairs Afloat Balloons provides balloons ranging from small gifts to large-scale trade show displays.
  • Elements of Architecture creates environments that shape the human experience.
  • Sportherapy, a physical therapist-owned and -operated provider of rehabilitation services that emphasizes evidence-based clinical excellence, customer service and exceptional patient care.

The awards will be presented to the winner in each category on Feb. 19, 2019, during the Mayor’s State of the City luncheon.

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