The votes are in for this year’s Independent Small Business of the Year Award. There were even more businesses nominated this year than last and we want to thank everyone who participated and shared their amazing stories. The deadline to nominate and vote has passed, revealing the top 25 independent businesses in the 2016 Indie Awards.
These locally owned businesses represent the best in the country and we think you’ll be thrilled with the selection! The quarterfinalists, in alphabetical order, are:
The 2016 quarterfinalists in alphabetical order are:
- Afterwords Books, a bookshop in Edwardsville, Ill.
- Anonymous Lacquer, a nail polish company in Newport News Va.
- Artsy Fartsy an art gallery in Carson City, Nev.
- Big Red's Equipment, a lawnmower and tractor store in Grandbury, TX.
- BodyworksBall, a wellness company in Brick, N.J.
- Bonlife Coffee, a coffee roaster in Cleveland, Tenn.
- Children's World, a uniform supply company in Sarasota, Fla.
- Collage, a gift shop in York, Pa.
- Continental Earthworks, a forestry and wildland fire mitigation company in Avon, Colo.
- Cornerstone Shop & Gallery, a lifestyle store in Lake Geneva, Wis.
- From My Shelf Books & Gifts, a new and used bookshop in Wellsboro, Pa.
- Fuzzy Goat, a yarn shop in Thomasville, Ga.
- Gardiner Food Co-op & Cafe, a food co-op and café in Gardiner, ME.
- Hipp Modern Builder's Supply, a hardware store in Mountain View, Ark.
- Hungry Hound Beer Grain Treats, a dog treat company in Conklin, N.Y.
- Life's Memories & More, a scrapbook store in Palmer, Mass.
- Luxe Fiber Designs, a fiber mill in Stone Lake, Wis.
- Lyons Lumber & Hardware, a hardware Store in Frankfort, Ky.
- Miss Ellie's Delights, LLC, a bakery in Norfolk, Va.
- Mower Man Lawn Service, a landscaping company in McKinney, TX.
- Roe Brothers, Inc., a hardware store in Florida, N.Y.
- Surviving Sisters' Boutique, a clothing boutique in Hyde Park, N.Y.
- The Bookshelf, a bookshop in Thomasville, Ga.
- The Cross Eyed Owl Gift Shop, a gift shop in Valatie, N.Y.
- The Enrichery, a supplemental education company in Houston, TX.
One will be recognized with the Independent We Stand - Independent Small Business of the Year Award, “The Indie.” Click here to read about our 25 quarter-finalists and stay connected with us; as we will be announcing our top 10, semi-finalists on December 11.