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Velir recognized as 2013 Small Business of the Year by Boston Chamber, amongst other small, high growth businesses.

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce today announced the winners of its 2013 Small Business of the Year Awards. This year's awards will honor some of Greater Boston's top small, high-growth businesses, with Velir, a leading web development and design company, recognized as the 'Small Business of the Year'. An awards breakfast for all honorees will be held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel on Tuesday, October 1, at 7:45am.

Now in its 29th year, the Chamber's Small Business of the Year Awards recognize the achievements of Greater Boston's smaller for-profit companies with gross revenues of more than $1 million who display strong financial performance, achievement in management, workplace excellence, product innovation, and community or social responsibility.

"This year's honorees truly represent the entrepreneurial spirit that defines our region's small business community. We look forward to honoring them on October 1st."

— Paul Guzzi, President & CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber

The 2013 Small Business of the Year, Velir, is a Boston-based web design and development agency with more than 90 fulltime employees. The company specializes in custom web development, content management systems, data visualization, digital strategy, and user interface design. Velir focuses on helping businesses create seamless and elegant website solutions that provide measurable business impact. The company's clients include some of the world's largest nonprofit organizations and leading for-profit companies. Velir is an active member of the Somerville and Cambridge communities, believing that investing in the community it serves helps foster an overall environment of growth and change. The company is a major financial supporter of Gallery 263, local chapters of the Multiple Sclerosis Fund, and the local Boys and Girls Club.

Click here to read more about the 2013 Small Business of the Year: Velir.

The additional companies to be honored are:

  • AMP Agency
  • Bella Luna Restaurant & The Milky Way Lounge
  • DSCI Corporation
  • Gazelle
  • Her Campus Media
  • LIKARR Maintenance Systems
  • Pinnacle Financial Group
  • Small Army

Click here to read more about this year's honorees.

Previous Small Business of the Year Award winners include Meridian Associates, Little Sprouts, Sagamore Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Cedar's Mediterranean Foods, Inc., Infoscitex Corporation, RDK Engineers, Hartney Greymont, Baker's Best, Elizabeth Grady, Cafco Construction Management Inc., The Piantedosi Baking Company, Stacy's Pita Chip Company, Finagle a Bagel, Boston Duck Tours, Gentle Giant Moving Company, Nantucket Nectars, and J.P. Licks.

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce is a broad-based association representing 1,500 businesses of all sizes from virtually every industry and profession in our region. The Chamber works to help Greater Boston-area businesses grow and succeed through its strategic networking events, impactful business advocacy and innovative leadership development initiatives. For more information, visit


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