Chamber’s Small Business Award Finalists

Chamber’s Small Business Award Finalists

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce announced 33 finalists for its 2017 Small Business Awards, but it held back the information for the two top categories.

The 23rd annual Loudoun County Small Business Awards ceremony is scheduled Nov. 2 at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne. At that time, the winners in 10 categories will be announced.

The finalists in eight of those categories were announced Sept. 7. The other two categories — Loudoun Entrepreneur and Small Business of the Year — will be announced after Sept. 15.the

“We are especially proud of these outstanding businesses, each of whom faced tremendous competition to be selected a finalist for Loudoun’s premier business award. We congratulate them on this honor and wish them luck on November 2nd when we will learn which ones have earned a Loudoun County Small Business Award,” said Chamber President Tony Howard.

A blue-ribbon committee of Loudoun County’s top business leaders and industry experts carefully examined a record number of applications to select the 33 award finalists.

Beginning Sept. 11, the People’s Choice Award will be open for public voting. This online ballot allows the public to vote for their favorite finalists in each industry category. These votes help determine which finalist earns top honors in their category, the top overall vote recipient will be named the People’s Choice Award winner at the Small Business Awards. Voting ends Sept. 14. To vote, visit

The 33 finalists announced Thursday include:

Finalists for Tourism & Entertainment Business of the Year:

EXIT Plan, an Escape Room Adventure

StageCoach Theatre Company

Smokehouse Live

Visit Loudoun

Finalists for Rural Business of the Year:

Old Ox Brewery

Dirt Farm Brewing

North Gate Vineyard

Wegmeyer Farms

Finalists for Independent Retailer Business of the Year:

Battery Warehouse

Car Clinic VA

KBF by Audi Contractors

Watermark Woods

Finalists for Service Business of the Year:

Morgan Orthodontics

Insight Into Action Therapy

Pack Rat Hauling, LLC


Finalists for Home Based Business of the Year:



Mr. Appliance of Leesburg and Martinsburg

The Organizing Mentors

Finalists for Nonprofit Organization of the Year:

Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties

It Takes a Village, Baby!

Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers

Women Giving Back

Finalists for Innovative Business of the Year:

Automotive Quality Solutions

Blue Lion Multimedia

GloveStix LLC

Select Construction Company, Inc.

Finalists for Health & Wellness Business of the Year:

Deidra Bird Kokel DDS

Fitness Design Solutions

Fitwize 4 Kids

Flow Yoga

Orangetheory Fitness Ashburn

The 2017 Small Business Awards sponsors include Middleburg Bank, Brickyard, One Hour Heating & Air, K2M, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Cropp Metcalfe, Main Street Bank, Claude Moore Foundation, 92.5 WINC FM, Bank of Clarke County, Inova Medical Group, LoudounNow, The National, Loudoun Times-Mirror, Select Construction Company, Galen Photography, Blue Lion Multimedia and Open Blooms.

Tickets are on sale now and key sponsorship packages are also available. For more information contact the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce at 703.777.2176 or visit

Brian Reynolds