Eleven companies have been nominated for the Mid-Columbia Small Business Awards for 2012.
This event recognizes small businesses in Benton and Franklin counties for their customer service, commitment to employees and community relations. The awards are presented to small businesses -- fewer than 60 full time equivalent employees, locally owned and operated, and for-profit -- that best exemplify the qualities of honesty, fairness, ethical business practices, and concern for employees and customers.
The nominees are:
-- 1st Choice Restoration
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-- Bettendorf's Printing and Design
-- Dura-Shine Clean
-- Oasis Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab
-- Ojeda Business Ventures
-- Paws Natural Pet Emporium
-- Pediatrics for You
-- Servpro of Tri-Cities West
-- Sylvan Learning Center
-- Tri-Cities Digestive Health Center
The gold, silver, bronze, and micro business awards will be presented May 3. The event begins at 6 p.m., poolside at the Shilo Inn in Richland, with a Caribbean menu, followed by wine and dessert during the small business awards presentation.
Tickets are $35 each, or reserved tables of eight for $280.
For more information or to RSVP, contact the Pasco Chamber of Commerce at 547-9755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.