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Imagine a major Boston thoroughfare, Newbury or Boylston, Commonwealth or Columbus Ave, without J.P. Licks, Boloco, Finagle a Bagel, or any one of these businesses dotting your vision. The landscape is hard to envision (and pretty stark).
The feat is nearly as daunting as keeping a piñata intact around David Ortiz, because Boston’s business story is a story of small business success, enterprises which firmly planted their roots in Greater Boston, and grew into the industry titans which they are today. All of the businesses listed above are Greater Boston-born and previous winners of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s annual Small Business of the Year (SBOY) Awards.
The Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Awards recognize the achievements of Greater Boston’s smaller for-profit companies, with annual gross revenues of more than $1 million. Winners include businesses who display strong financial performance, achievement in management, workplace excellence, product innovation, and community and social responsibility.
And this year – our 32nd year of the SBOY Awards – the Chamber is proud to announce a new and talented crop of SBOY honorees, highlighted by our 2016 top honoree, JP Fuji Group of Quincy, MA.
JP Fuji Group began as the idea of two 19-year old best friends, and has grown to become the largest operating Pan-Asian restaurant group in the northeast, with 10 distinct and authentic venues in the Greater Boston Area. Founders Jimmy Liang and Peter Tse’s first location, Fuji Restaurant, opened in 1998 in Wollaston, and less than two decades later, the duo continues to oversee their rapidly expanding enterprise, operating by their motto “leave a place better than you found it.”
A bit more on each of the year’s additional nine honorees:
We will be recognizing all of the outstanding honorees at the second annual “Nailed It: A Conversation with Successful Small Business Leaders,” program. “Nailed It” will take place on October 9, 2016 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at District Hall in the South Boston Waterfront, and will feature interactive power talk panels with representatives from the winning companies. The panels will cover their keys to success, including taking risks, overcoming obstacles, and growing and innovating their businesses.