We at The Belford Group receive blessings on a regular basis in the form of thanks from clients for our hard work and by watching the work we do make the difference in our clients’ businesses … and lives. Our team truly enjoys working together on each project to make sure it’s the best it can be for the client.
Monday morning, we were honored to receive a different kind of blessing. We received the Excellence in Business Award for Best Small Business from the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. The award came during the Chamber’s Excellence in Business Awards Breakfast, which featured awards for member businesses in seven categories.
The Excellence in Business Award Breakfast is a new program for the Chamber and we were pleased to be a part of the inaugural group of recipients. We humbly thank the Fayetteville Chamber and judging committee for both creating these awards, thus setting a standard for excellence among business, and for naming us as Best Small Business.
We were recognized among a group of fellow Fayetteville-area businesses who have demonstrated excellence in business throughout the last year. It’s a tribute to the overall excellence in the business climate in Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas that so many businesses of varying types and sizes were recognized.
The nominations for these awards were judged by a committee made up of Chamber Diplomats and Economic Development Ambassadors. They examined each nominee’s accomplishments in the areas of:
- Customer Service
- Industry Leadership
- Community Service; and
- Local/Regional/National Achievements.
Each winning company will have its logo displayed on the Fayetteville Chamber’s Wall of Excellence until the 2012 awards.
We warmly congratulate our colleagues in business excellence:
- Best Start-Up Business: BiologicsMD
- Best Entrepreneurial Business: Uptown Eyes
- Best Minority/Women Owned: Mitchell Communications Group
- Best Non-Profit: Circle of Life Hospice
- Best Green and Sustainable Business: Walton Arts Center
- Best Large Business (25+ employees): Ozark Natural Foods
To all of you: Thank you for being businesses that regularly practice excellence. You set an example for your peers and establish a standard for future nominees to reach—and exceed—for future awards.