The McAllen Chamber of Commerce is excited to provide your business with the opportunity to be recognized as one of McAllen’s Top 5 Small Businesses. The Top 5 Small Business Awards is held in honor of those businesses which have been the foundation for the economic prosperity and resilience which McAllen has experienced over the last several years. Winning nominees will be known as the best of the best businesses in McAllen.

The Top 5 Small Business Awards are in their tenth year, and present a great opportunity to showcase what you have accomplished in your business, and the positive impact you have had on our community. The Top 5 Small Business Awards is an easy way to increase your exposure and provide a great way to tell the success story of your enterprise.

In order to compete of this coveted award, the participating business is required to complete a Top 5 Small Business Awards application, available thru the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, and provide documentation supporting their claim as one of McAllen’s finest businesses. You can self-nominate your business, or you can nominate a business that you consider has done an outstanding job. In order to be eligible for the Top 5 Small Business Award, the nominated business needs to operate a location in McAllen and be a Member of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. Financial institutions are not eligible for nomination. For additional rules and regulations, please contact the McAllen Chamber of Commerce.

Last year’s Top 5 Small Business Awards went to:

• Aptus Therapy Services

• Arte En Cantera

• Collision Center Auto Body & Glass

• Palmer Steel Supplies

• Security Depot

Take the first step up the winner’s podium and submit your Top 5 Small Business Awards Application ASAP.

Applications for the Top 5 Small Business Awards may be picked up at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. The deadline to submit applications is September 14th, 2009. The winners will be recognized at the Tenth Annual Top 5 Small Business Awards ceremony and luncheon on November 12, 2009. For more information or to apply for the Top 5 Small Business Awards, contact Matt Z. Ruszczak or Michelle Rodriguez at 956-682-2871.