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Chamber’s small business of the year excellence awards announced

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The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2020 Small Business of the Year & Chamber Excellence Award winners.

“The Chamber has a long-standing tradition of recognizing its members’ excellence and celebrating the importance of small businesses to our community and our local economy,” Lindsay Moser said in a news release.

Every year, the chamber hosts a luncheon. However, due to COVID-19, the awards were announced during a live-stream event.

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The 2020 winners are:

  • Small Business of the Year (small-size category) – City Peanut Shop
  • Small Business of the Year (medium-size category) – Idaho Tents & Events
  • Nonprofit Excellence – NeighborWorks Boise
  • Financial Services Industry Excellence – Bank of Idaho
  • Food & Agriculture Industry Excellence –Reed’s Dairy
  • Healthcare Industry Excellence – Healthwise, Inc
  • Travel Industry Excellence – Jackson Jet Center
  • Government Advocate of the Year – Hawley Troxell
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Boise Metro Chamber announces 2020 awards. Photo courtesy Pro Image Event Photography

“This award means a lot to us because it means that the chamber recognizes the importance of affordable housing in Boise,” NeighborWorks Boise’s Asset Manager Michael Shepard said.

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“It also helps us bring bring more focus on our mission of helping people find a safe, affordable home.”

The Boise Metro Chamber has over 1,8000 members. The chamber said that this year, it received a large number of applications for this year’s awards. 

2020 Finalists included:

  • Small Business of the Year (Small Size)
    • City Peanut Shop
    • International Minute Press
    • Ventive
  • Small Business of the Year (Medium Size)
    • Business Interiors of Idaho
    • Idaho Tents & Events
    • Zeppole Baking Company
  • Food & Ag
    • Anderson Reserve
    • Reed’s Dairy
  • Travel
    • iTrip Vacations Boise-McCall
    • Jackson Jet Center
  • Financial Services
    • Bank of Idaho
    • CapEd Credit Union
    • Colliers International
  • Healthcare
    • Appleton Clinics Idaho
    • Heathwise, Inc.
  • Nonprofit
    • Ballet Idaho
    • Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC)
    • NeighborWorks Boise

For more information on the chamber and its members, click here.

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