KBH Business Management Systems, developer of workflow software, Bizwiz, was recently named a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winner. In addition to receiving this distinction, KBH will go on to compete for a spot as a regional finalist in hopes of securing the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year title.
Virginia Beach, VA - March 8, 2016
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently announced KBH Business Management Systems (KBH), developer of Bizwiz® software, as a winner in its annual DREAM BIG Blue Ribbon Small Business Awards®, which recognizes 100 companies for their success and their 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.
“Small businesses across America today face more economic and regulatory hurdles than ever before, but each of these outstanding companies is rising to the challenge,” said U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue. “These Blue Ribbon Award winners have worked hard, taken risks, and achieved success, helping strengthen their communities and local economies.”
The company has supported a multitude of causes and organizations in the Hampton Roads area including the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation’s “Wine, Women and Fishing Tournament,” (to raise money for breast cancer research at Eastern Va. Medical School), the Kiwanis Harbor Party and Seafood Feast, (to benefit multiple local children’s charities), the Tidewater Council of Boy Scouts of America and the Great Neck Baseball League.
“Being in a position to give back to the communities around which I was raised is very rewarding. I hope our contributions help make local organizations–and the community as a whole–stronger,” said Stella Waltz, who designated the company’s headquarters as a collection site for worn, torn American flags and voluntarily speaks around the state on U.S. flag history as well as flag etiquette and protocol.
KBH also serves as a corporate sponsor for the local chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund as a way to honor the Waltzes’ 18-year-old son and millions of others who have type 1 diabetes. Serving its community and customers is at the heart of their company’s mission.
“At KBH, we build software that helps business owners literally grow their businesses by knowing their business. The data is specific to the owner’s business, and they can use that information to become more efficient and profitable,” said Jesse Waltz, CEO & President of KBH. “Helping other businesses in turns drives our business forward. I believe making our best better will simultaneously improve our customers’ businesses. It is very much a win-win.”
As a Blue Ribbon Small Business Award® winner, KBH is automatically eligible for the Community Excellence Award, which recognizes one business that has found notable success in the eyes of its community. The winner of that award will be decided through online public voting.
On March 15, the Chamber will announce seven regional finalists from among this year’s Blue Ribbon Small Business Award® winners. A complete list of Blue Ribbon Small Business Award® winners is available on the Chamber’s website. The 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.
In 2015, KBH was named Small Business of the Year by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and has since advanced to become a Blue Ribbon Small Business Award® winner.
About KBH Business Management Systems
KBH Business Management Systems developed Bizwiz®, a single business management & workflow software used by over 200 contractors and home service companies. Created in 2007, the business management solution helps companies in the construction and related service industries optimize overall productivity and reduce inefficiencies by providing real-time data on marketing, sales, accounting, appointment center and production efforts. Bizwiz® streamlines business operations through a full-service, easy-to-use dashboard. For more information, visit www.getbizwiz.com.
About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
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. Members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations. For more information, visit www.uschamber.com.