The national small business movement, Independent We Stand, recently announced the finalists, including Ju-Ju Monkey, of Allentown and Let’s Play Books, of Emmaus, of the seventh annual Independent We Stand Independent Small Business of the Year or “Indie Award.”
The top 10 finalists in alphabetical order are:
• Abby’s Lane, a baby store in Manassas, Va.
• Allegory Gallery, a bead, art and jewelry store in Ligonier, Westmoreland County
• Carr Hardware, a hardware store in Pittsfield, Mass.
• Cocoa Trail Chocolates, a chocolate shop in Collinsville, Va.
• Hideaway Café, a restaurant in Winchester, Va.
• Ju-Ju Monkey, a parenting store in Allentown
• Let’s Play Books, a book store in Emmaus
• Mountain Valley Brewery, a hops farm and micro-brewery in Axton, Va.
• Sequoia’s Closet: Little People Boutique, a children’s clothing store in Big Timber, Mont.
• Walkabout Outfitter, an outdoor clothing and supplies retailer in Lexington, Va.