A Cedar Rapids business is among America’s top 70 small businesses, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Hands Up Communications in Cedar Rapids has been recognized as part of the chamber’s annual America’s Top Small Business awards program and will compete for one of seven finalist spots. The chamber’s America’s Top Small Business Awards winner will be announced on Oct. 19.
Liz Lidgett Gallery and Design in Des Moines also was selected as a top small business.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce selected America’s top 70 small businesses from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. They were evaluated on their business growth, ability to overcome challenges, innovative strategies for success, and community engagement. They will compete for one of seven finalist spots.
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 CO— website, a platform that provides information and tips to 20,000 business owners daily and over 6 million individuals annually. The winner of America’s Top Small Business will receive a $25,000 cash prize.
On Oct. 19, the top 70 small businesses and seven finalists will be recognized and celebrated at the America’s Top Small Business Summit: Ready, Set, Scale at the chamber’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony following the summit.