Tracy Leenman with her daughter Ellen Brown.


Musical Innovations Receives U.S. Chamber Small Business Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has named Musical Innovations, located in Greenville, South Carolina, a winner of its annual Small Business DREAM BIG Blue Ribbon Awards, which recognize 100 companies for their success and contributions to America's economic growth and vitality.

Winners were selected from a record number of applicants from communities across the nation. They were judged in four key categories: strategic planning, employee development, customer service and community involvement.

"We were very honored to be included in this list of the Top 100 Small Businesses in America, and very grateful to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for this honor," Leenman said. "'Small Business — Dream Big' describe our┬ácompany perfectly. This has been an exciting year for us, first with the 2015 NAMM Dealer of the Year Award, and now the Blue Ribbon Award. We are thankful."

All of the year's 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, sponsored by Sam's Club, and a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of the U.S. Chamber.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.