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Evergreen Sportsplex, Smokehouse Live among winners at Loudoun Chamber’s small biz awards

Evergreen Sportsplex won Small Business of the Year. Courtesy photo
Thirty-eight awards were handed out at this year's Loudoun Small Business Awards, held Thursday night at The National Conference Center in Lansdowne.

Winners were declared in 10 categories: entrepreneur of the year, home-based business, health and wellness business, tourism and entertainment business, innovative business, service business, nonprofit business, independent retailer, rural business and small business of the year.

Entrepreneur of the year was Krista Woods, Glove Stix, LLC. Woods is an Ashburn mom who invented GloveStix and ShoeStix, a portable odor-management solution used in athletic gloves and footwear to kill bacteria and absorb odor.

Evergreen Sportsplex in Leesburg, the home of FC Barcelona Escola Northern Virginia, was declared small business of the year.

Tony Howard, president and CEO of Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, said it was an honor in itself to be named a finalist.

“These companies were judged by their peers to be among the ‘best of the best’ small businesses and entrepreneurs in our community. For those that took home top honors, I congratulate you for your achievement and for your commitment to business excellence, superior customer service and commitment to our Loudoun community,” Howard said.

Here's the full list of winners and finalists.

People’s Choice Award:

Mr. Appliance of Leesburg & Martinsburg – winner

Finalists for Tourism & Entertainment Business of the Year:

EXIT Plan, an Escape Room Adventure
StageCoach Theatre Company
Smokehouse Live – winner
Visit Loudoun

Finalists for Rural Business of the Year:

Old Ox Brewery – winner
Dirt Farm Brewing
North Gate Vineyard
Wegmeyer Farms

Finalists for Independent Retailer Business of the Year:

Battery Warehouse
Car Clinic VA
KBF by Audi Contractors – winner
Watermark Woods

Finalists for Service Business of the Year:

Morgan Orthodontics – winner
Insight Into Action Therapy
Pack Rat Hauling, LLC
IndED

Finalists for Home Based Business of the Year:

Cucinamore
KeyLyme
Mr. Appliance of Leesburg and Martinsburg
The Organizing Mentors – winner


Finalists for Nonprofit Organization of the Year:


Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties – winner
It Takes a Village, Baby!
Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers
Women Giving Back

Finalists for Innovative Business of the Year:

Automotive Quality Solutions – winner
Blue Lion Multimedia
GloveStix LLC
Select Construction Company, Inc.

Finalists for Health & Wellness Business of the Year:

Deidra Bird Kokel DDS– winner
Fitness Design Solutions
Fitwize 4 Kids
Flow Yoga
Orangetheory Fitness Ashburn

Small Business of the Year:
Evergreen Sportsplex – winner

This was the 23rd year the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce awards have taken place. According to the chamber, a committee of business leaders and industry experts examined a record number of applications to select the 38 award finalists.

The Loudoun Chamber also revealed its new logo and website during the evening.

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