Blue Chip Enterprise Award
The Blue Chip company, in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Nation's Business magazine, co-sponsors the Blue Chip Enterprise Award. It is designed to recognize the challenges and rewards of small businesses that have overcome obstacles to emerge stronger. ProTrans International is proud to be an Indiana winner.
A significant difference between the Blue Chip Enterprise Initiative and other award programs is that this program is not just a recognition program, but a true resource. John Palamar, Jr., National Director for The Blue Chip Enterprise Initiative, said that most businesses have a "blue chip" story. "Any small business that has grown and prospered has their own story. Small business is tough and most people just canâ€™t imagine the challenges," he said.
With today's competitive marketplace, small businesses can learn from the challenges and perseverance of others. The Blue Chip program provides access to other companies' stories including their strategies, ideas, and resources. Frank Sena, Vice President, Mass Mutual Financial Group, said, "Small businesses are the heart and soul of the American economy. The Blue Chip Enterprise AwardSM program was established to honor the men and women who best exemplify the perseverance and steady pursuit of excellence required to stand out in the crowd."
Applicants were judged by an independent panel based on the story provided in the application. Each Blue Chip applicant explained the business' story in essay form and was judged based on the challenges and successful solutions of the company.
Winners were recognized during a regional awards ceremony in Memphis, Tennessee.
Posted on June 14, 1995.