We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Small Business Awards!

Small Business Awards applicants and their nominators will be recognized at a dinner ceremony at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Click here to fill out the nomination form. Nominations are due by June 23.

Businesses will be recognized in the following categories:

  • Business-to-Business
  • Business-to-Consumer
  • Technology
  • Construction/Real Estate
  • Manufacturing
  • Micro-Business (5 or fewer employees)
  • Wholesale/Retail
  • Legacy (continuously operating for 50+ years)
  • Best New Business (operating 1 to 3 years)*
  • Not-for-Profit Arts & Culture*
  • Not-for-Profit Health & Human Services*

Additional awards will be given to:

  • Small Business Advocate of the Year*
  • Small Business Veteran of the Year

*Local awards only, not recognized at state level


2016 Small Business Awards

Small Business. BIG recognition. Ninety outstanding small businesses, not-for-profit, small business veteran, and advocates were recognized at the 30th Annual Small Business of the Year Awards program on October 6. There were over 600 attendees at the sell-out event held at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center.


2016 Small Business of the Year

QualiChem, Inc.


Small Business Veteran of the Year - Meet all nominees

Paul "Buddy" Rhoades - Five Star Painting of Roanoke Valley


Small Business Advocate - Meet all nominees

Ariel Lev - The CoLab


Construction/Real Estate - Meet all nominees

Hughes Associates Architects & Engineers


Micro-Business (Five or fewer employees) - Meet all nominees

Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management, LLC


Business-to-Business Services - Meet all nominees

HomeTown Bank


Business-to-Consumer Services - Meet all nominees

Cave Spring Auto Body


Manufacturing - Meet all nominees

QualiChem, Inc.


Wholesale/Retail - Meet all nominees

Safe Side Tactical, LLC


Technology - Meet all nominees

Securitec Screening Solutions, Inc.


Legacy (Operating Continuously for 50+ Years) - Meet all nominees

Virginia Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc.


Best New Business (Operating 1-3 Years) - Meet all nominees

Star Flight Training


Not-for-Profit, Arts & Culture - Meet all nominees

Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation, Inc.


Not-for-Profit, Health & Human Services - Meet all nominees

Foundation for Roanoke Valley


People's Choice Award

Volatia Language Network


Congratulations to All of the 2016 Small Business Awards Nominees

The following businesses were nominated and completed applications for the 2016 Small Business Awards Program:

Small Business Advocate
Scott Clarke – Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP
Dawn DeHart – Virginia Community Capital
Tom Field - Valley Business FRONT
Ariel Lev - The CoLab
Lisa Soltis – City of Roanoke Department of Economic Development
Brandon S. Turner – City of Roanoke Department of Economic Development

Construction/Real Estate
Divine Enterprise, LLC
EZ Rampz/Mobility Solutions
Hughes Associates Architects & Engineers
Seven Oaks Landscapes - Hardscapes, Inc.

Micro-Business (Five or fewer employees)
Assessment Pros, LLC
Blue Ridge Wildlife & Pest Management, LLC
Crystal’s Healing Hands Massage, LLC
Micah Fraim, CPA
Queenpin Acupuncture & Retreats
Steidle Law Firm

Business-to-Business Services
Controllers, Etc.
CowanPerry, PC
D & S Agency
HomeTown Bank
Neely's Accounting Services, Inc.
Professional Rehabilitative Options, Inc.
Volatia Language Network

Business-to-Consumer Services
AFC Urgent Care
Alluring Landscapes
Blue Ridge Endodontics
Bug Man Exterminating
Cave Spring Auto Body
Executive Town Car & Limousine Service, Inc.
ML Hospitality
Mountain Lake Lodge         
One Earth Landscapes, Inc.
Professional Therapies of Roanoke, Inc.
SERVPRO of Roanoke, Montgomery & Pulaski Counties

Clark Brothers Welding
Global Metal Finishing, Inc.
Mechanical Development Company, Inc.
Parkway Brewing Company
QualiChem, Inc.

The Golden Shoestring
J and J Fashions, Inc.
Pavement Stencil Company
Safe Side Tactical, LLC
Valley Apothecary Pharmacy, Inc.

Lee Hartman & Sons, Inc.
Lodging Technology
Securitec Screening Solutions, Inc.

Legacy (Operating Continuously for 50+ Years)
Ardell Stone School of Dancing, Inc.
Roanoke Stamp & Seal
The Roanoker Restaurant
The Shenandoah Club
Virginia Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc.

Best New Business (Operating 1-3 Years)
Arara Language Solutions, LLC
Arevo Group, Inc.
Capital Insurance & Bonding Services Co.
Cotton Chiropractic, PC
Counter Response Tactical LLC
Her Perfect Day Boutique & Design Studio
The Learning Barn LLC
Play FIT Stay FIT
Roanoke Mountain Adventures, LLC
Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers
St. Pierre Woodworking and Sawmill
Star Flight Training
Stone Mountain Advisers, LLC
Virginia Immigration Law Center

Not-for-Profit, Arts & Culture
Blue Ridge Land Conservancy
Local Colors of Western Virginia
Mill Mountain Theatre
Vinton War Memorial
Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation, Inc.
West End Center for Youth

Not-for-Profit, Health & Human Services
Back on the Path
Blue RIdge Autism & Achievement Center
Blue Ridge Independent Living Center, Inc.
Foundation for Roanoke Valley
Goodwill Industries of the Valleys
Katie's Place for Persons with Special Needs, Inc.
LOA Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
New Vision
Operation Christmas Cheer, Inc.
Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc.
Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke
Total Action for Progress
Transitional Options for Women
Williamson Road Area Business Association
YMCA of Roanoke Valley

30th Annual Small Business Awards Sponsored By:

First Citizens Bank

Gentry Locke Attorneys

Cox Business

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

City of Roanoke

County of Roanoke


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