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2/11/2013 General
U.S. Chamber Announces Blue Ribbon Award Winners, 3 in Lubbock

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that three current Chamber members have been named Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winners by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Benchmark Business Solutions, Scarborough Specialties and WesTex Document have been named Blue Ribbon Small Business Award® winners by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. These Lubbock-based companies were recognized for dedication to the principles of free enterprise and its contributions to restoring jobs and prosperity. WesTex Document is being recognized for the second year in a row.


“The Blue Ribbon Award winners show that, even facing uncertainty and economic challenges, small businesses can grow and succeed,” said Thomas J. Donohue, U.S. Chamber president and CEO. “They are America’s economic engine, driving growth and job creation all across this country. These small businesses are wonderful examples of the American Dream at work in our nation,” continued Donahue. 


The awards program, sponsored by Sam’s Club®, honors companies that demonstrate excellent business practices in several areas including strategy, employee development, community involvement, and customer service.


The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce celebrates the outstanding achievements of these award winners and notes that 13 of the 100 award recipients are from the State of Texas, and nearly 25% of the Texas award recipients are from Lubbock.


“We are proud to recognize these businesses for the positive and exemplary impact they are making in our community,” stated Carlos Morales, chairman of the board for the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce.


This year’s 100 Blue Ribbon winners were selected from a record number of nationwide applicants and will be honored at America’s Small Business Summit 2013, which will be held from April 29 – May 1 in Washington, D.C. On February 15, seven of the Blue Ribbon recipients will be announced as award finalists, and one will be named the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year during the summit. The winner will be presented with a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of the U.S. Chamber.


Blue Ribbon businesses are also eligible for the Community Excellence Award, which will be decided through online public voting February 8-22.


To learn more about America’s Small Business Summit, visit