Varghese Summersett has been named “Small Business of the Year” by the Fort Worth Chamber, a distinguished award that recognizes and honors small businesses that have demonstrated exemplary entrepreneurial best practices.
The award winners were announced Friday, Oct. 6, during Fort Worth Mayor Matty Parker’s annual State of the City event at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Mark Nordean, President and CEO of Bank of Texas-Fort Worth, presented the awards to a crowd of more than 1,000 people.
“Small businesses are the lifeblood of a growing economy and are essential to Fort Worth,” Noureddine told the audience. “They drive innovation, create jobs, and foster growth, so their success is Fort Worth’s success. Bank of Texas is honored to support and empower these small businesses, and many others, as they continue to innovate and thrive.”
Twelve small business finalists were invited to the event, where 5 winners were announced in categories based on size and development stages. Varghese Summersett won in the 21 to 50 employees category.
“Being named ‘Small Business of the Year’ by the Fort Worth Chamber is an incredible honor,” said Benson Varghese, managing partner at Varghese Summersett. “When I started the business nearly a decade ago, I knew Fort Worth was the place for me. The incredible growth we’ve seen is a reflection of what’s happening in Fort Worth. We’re honored to help the good people of this community during the most difficult times in their lives.”
“This award is dedicated to each member of our team who works tirelessly to support our commitment to excellence by providing unparalleled service and obtaining unparalleled results for our clients. I could not be prouder, and I am grateful to the Chamber for recognizing those efforts.”
the Fort Worth Chamber It introduced its first Small Business of the Year (SBOY) awards in 1998 and the prestigious program has continued to evolve. The annual awards are presented to companies that have demonstrated the best exemplary entrepreneurial practices, including sound business planning, financial responsibility, and business process innovation.
This year, the first round of judging used blind ratings, where judges evaluated companies without knowing their names. Criteria for the selection process included attracting and retaining talent (45 percent); Business challenges and solutions (30 percent); and community engagement and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.
From there, judges nominated 12 finalists – 3 in each category, who attended in-person interviews with a panel of community leaders. Finalists were also invited to attend the newly created “Small Business Expo of the Year,” which was held prior to the State of the City address and allowed businesses to showcase their services or products.
Following the Small Business Expo, finalists and their team members were asked to attend a State of the City event, where winners in the following categories were announced:
Restore divine intervention: Emerging businesses
6y Stories Street: 1-20 employees
Varghese Summerset: 21 – 50 employees
Steve Montgomery, President and CEO of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, offered congratulations to the 2023 award recipients for their exceptional accomplishments and invaluable contributions to our community.
“Fort Worth has always been a city that supports its small businesses,” Montgomery said. “We take great pride in recognizing the hard work, dedication and innovation demonstrated by Divine Intervention, 6y Avenue Storytelling, Varghese Summersett, Ampersand Coffee, and Auticon USA. These companies embody the entrepreneurial spirit that governs Fort Worth’s prosperity.
About Varghese Summerset
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