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      TC Chamber names top 10 businesses

      The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce released its list of the top ten businesses. Each of the small businesses listed is vying for the Chamber's 2012 Small Business of the Year Award.

      The Chamber said there were more than 200 nominees for the Chamber's 2012 Small Business Celebration and Small Business of the Year Award. Of those nominees, 21 companies applied and participated in the Candidates' Showcase last Wednesday that drew more than 300 attendees.

      The judges then selected the Top-10, listed below:ã??

      ECI For the past forty years, ECI has successfully provided staffing and management solutions for health care service lines (Emergency Medicine, Hospitalists, Urgent Cares/Fast Tracks) across the United States.

      eFulfillment Service eFulfillment Service is one of the nation's leading order fulfillment companies. With our storage, fulfillment and shipping services, eCommerce sellers around the globe are able to make their businesses more flexible and efficient in the global marketplace.

      Fit For You Health Club At Fit For You Health Club we save lives! They save lives one person at a time, one day at a time, they do it often and they do it well.

      Grand Traverse Distillery GTD uses locally grown grains to distill vodka, whiskey and soon gin.Moomers Homemade Ice CreamMoomers Homemade Ice Cream is an award-winning family owned and operated business that produces more than 100 flavors for its retail location, more than 80 wholesale accounts and off-site events. The "Moomers Experience" provides an array of ice cream treats and products as well as hands-on educational opportunities in the agriculture and dairy industries.

      The Plascon Group The Plascon Group manufactures specialty plastic packaging for the food service, institutional, pharmaceutical and bulk packaging industries. From their turn-key work programs used to generate income and create job skills in community rehabilitation centers and corrections institutions, to time and money saving packaging solutions for the food industry, to their Class 10,000 clean room where we manufacture cutting edge bioreactor bags, they take great pride in producing custom, innovative solutions to meet their client's needs and providing excellent customer service and support.

      Pure Water Works, Inc. Pure Water Works, Inc (PWWI) sells all technologies of water treatment equipment. PWWI has northern Michigan's oldest bottled water delivery service and a State of Michigan inspected bottling facility. PWWI opened Michigan's first retail water store and operates a State-certified NSF-listed water testing laboratory.

      Signs Now Signs Now is a full-service sign company. They specialize in providing solutions for businesses to help them stand out in a crowded world with custom signs, decals, banners, trade show displays, and much more.

      TranTek TranTek designs, builds, programs, and installs automated manufacturing solutions for welding, assembly, and material handling applications.

      Traverse Reproduction & SupplyTraverse Reproduction & Supply serves the AEC (architectural, engineering, construction), graphic design and manufacturing communities by providing wide-format document management & printing, selling people the equipment to do that work themselves, as well as supplying and servicing that equipment. They provide construction document solutions, print high quality trade show and color graphics, and specialize in document archiving.

      The Chamber's Business After Hours event will celebrate the Top 10 Candidates Wednesday, April 18 at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

      You can also meet the leaders behind the top ten at the Top-10 Breakfast on Wednesday, May 9 from 7:30-9 a.m. at NMC's Hagerty Conference Center. Attendees can register at or by calling (231) 995-7101.

      The Awards Ceremony, where the Chamber's 2012 Small Business of the Year will be named, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at NMC's Hagerty Conference Center.