Finalists Recognized at Annual Small Business Summit
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care as the 2018 winner of the $25,000 prize for its annual Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award. Award winners were announced at the Dream Big Awards Gala as part of the 2018 Small Business Summit, which took place October 2-3, 2018, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. The annual award celebrates the achievements of small businesses and honors their contributions to America’s economic growth.
The Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award recognizes a small business that exemplifies the spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship, and individual initiative. The winner exemplifies success and leadership across business growth performance, innovative business strategies, community engagement, as well as customer and employee relations. NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care was one of twenty-one finalists selected by a panel of judges from a record number of applicants for the six Business Achievement Awards and the one Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award.
“The Dream Big grand prize of $25,000 will support our goal of creating more value for our patients by opening more clinics and launching additional services, such as telemedicine or virtual visits, which will positively impact the pediatric urgent care industry.”, says CEO and Co-Founder of NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care, Zawadi Bryant. “It’s such a blessing and so exciting to have won this recognition.”
With the goal of providing a solution to emergency rooms overcrowded with children, NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care was created to brighten the prospect of pediatric urgent care by combining expert medical care with comfort and compassion. From its first location in Sugar Land to now eight locations across Texas, the owners are dedicated to bringing healing to each child and community they serve.
“All of us at MetLife congratulate NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care, a firm that truly embodies small-business excellence, for winning the Small Business of the Year,” says Jessica Moser, senior vice president, Small Business Solutions in Group Benefits at MetLife. “NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care has been recognized for assisting its employees and its patients affected by last year’s devastating Hurricane Harvey, as well as its dedicated support of over a dozen local charitable organizations. They are a real example of how small businesses make a difference in their communities. And to the other winners of the Business Achievement awards, congratulations as well – you showcase the very best of small business in the U.S., and we wish you even more success in the future.”