Four Tri-City small businesses were honored Thursday at the 19th annual Mid-Columbia Small Business of the Year award banquet.
The awards, given by area chambers of commerce, went to businesses in Benton and Franklin counties with fewer than 60 employees who epitomize customer service, commitment to employees and community relations.
-- A gold award went to Advanced Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Pasco.
-- A silver went to Fellas Hair in Kennewick.
-- Bronze went to Meyers Auto Tech of Kennewick.
The Micro-Business of the Year award, given to a business with fewer than 10 employees, went to Paw's Natural Pet Emporium of Richland and Kennewick.