Salute to Small Business


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Each year the Richfield Chamber of Commerce hosts a recognition event called “Salute to Small Business”. Chamber members nominate fellow members for the Small Business Hall of Fame.

General Qualifications

  • Must be a majority owner and/or operating head of an independently owned, profit-making business enterprise for at least five years
  • Must have less than 500 employees (SBA SIC Code Definitions)
  • Does not exceed more than $10 million dollars in annual sales
  • Must be a Richfield Chamber of Commerce member in good standing

Selection Criteria

  • Staying power – a substantiated history as an established business
  • Growth in number of employees
  • Increase in sales and/or unit volume
  • Innovativeness of product or service
  • Response to Adversity
  • Contributions to aid community-oriented projects

The Richfield Chamber of commerce awards committee reviews all nominee applications. These committee members come from a variety of professions and backgrounds. Recipients are selected based upon selection criteria; application review is kept confidential.

Recipients are recognized at the Salute to Small Business event; the call for Small Business Hall of Fame nominations is announced in the weeks prior to the event.