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      Record number of small businesses up for award

      A record number of businesses are taking part in the 2013 Small Business Celebration of the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce

      A record number of small businesses are taking part in the 2013 Small Business Celebration put on by the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce.

      The Small Business Celebration has been taking place since 2005 and highlights the importance of small businesses in Northern Michigan's economy. The applicants will be narrowed down to ten. The recipient of the 2013 Hagerty Small Business of the Year Award will be unveiled on May 29th.

      Thirty local businesses are up for the honor including: 7 Monk's Taproom, Allegra Printing, Brew, Brilliant Books, Cartridge World, Cherry Capital Cab, Cherry Capital Foods, Cherry Tree Inn & Suites, Dinghy's Restaurant & Bar, ECI Healthcare Partners, Epicure Catering, Fortified Coatings, Jimmy John's, Kalkaska Screw Products, Keen Technical Solutions, Lil' Bohemia, M22, Oryana, Pathway Homes, Paul Davis Restoration, Pickle Print & Marketing, Progress Printers, Short's Brewing Company, Signs Now, Grand Traverse Distillery, H. Cox & Sons, High Impact Productions, James C. Smith Fine Jewelry, Bay Area Contracting, Teter Orthotics, Votruba Leather Goods, Wet Mitten Surf Shop, Whiteford Associates and Stromberg Carlson Products.