We’re excited to announce that Crimson Cup has been selected by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a 2016 Dream Big Blue Ribbon Award winner. We were the only company from Columbus and one of three from Ohio to win the award, which recognized 100 U.S. companies for their “success and contributions to America’s economic growth and vitality.”
“We’re honored and gratified to be among the nation’s Blue Ribbon small businesses,” said Founder and President Greg Ubert. “This award recognizes Crimson Cup’s business growth and community contributions over almost 25 years.
“Our ongoing success is made possible by everyone in the Crimson Cup Community – from our central Ohio cuppers to the small farmers who grow our coffee and the community of thriving independent coffee shops and specialty grocers across 29 states and internationally who distribute our coffee to consumers.”
The Blue Ribbon winners were selected from a record number of applicants from across the country. Businesses were judged in four key categories: strategic planning, employee development, customer service and community involvement.
Crimson Cup is also vying for the Community Excellence Award, which recognizes one Blue Ribbon business that has found notable success in the eyes of its community. The winner will be decided through online public voting to take place February 18 through March 4, 2016. You can cast a vote on Crimson Cup’s page on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce website.
On March 9, the Chamber will announce seven regional finalists from among this year’s Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winners. Crimson Cup and the other Blue Ribbon winners will be honored at the 12th annual America’s Small Business Summit, which will take place June 13-15 in Washington, D.C. During the summit, one regional finalist will receive the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award and a $10,000 cash prize.
Many thanks to everyone in the Crimson Cup community who made these awards possible!