U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chooses Hermit Woods as one of 70 Top Small Businesses out of 15,000.

Posted 09/25/23

The Chamber’s “America’s Top Small Business Awards” celebrates the pioneers of innovation, entrepreneurship, and community engagement.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced America’s 70 top small businesses. These 70 exceptional businesses have emerged as the vanguards of innovation and community engagement, setting the stage for the announcement of the Chamber’s annual “America’s Top Small Business Awards” winner on Oct. 19.

“Small businesses are the trusted backbone of America’s entire business ecosystem,” said U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne P. Clark. “Small businesses represent the values and attributes of America’s free enterprise system. They are the drivers of economic growth and embody the innovation, entrepreneurship, and determination that makes America strong. We see that in all of this year’s America’s Top Small Business Awards participants. All 15,000 inspiring small business applicants are a testament to the courage, creativity, and unwavering commitment required to create jobs, strengthen communities and keep America running.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce selected America’s top 70 small businesses from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. They were evaluated on their business growth, ability to overcome challenges, innovative strategies for success, and community engagement. They will compete for one of seven finalist spots.

Hermit Woods Winery & Eatery is proud to be one of this year’s finalists. Bob Manley, Co-Founder, said: “It is such a great honor to be selected out of a field of over 15,000 exceptional businesses from across this country. Regardless of whether we continue on to the final seven, we are thankful to have made it this far.”