On Small Business Saturday, Sugar Beet Food Co-Op is Named the “Best Small Business in America”

–Sugar Beet was voted the winner in contest held by Rubicon, will receive $10,000 to help support their business–

Atlanta, GA (Nov. 25, 2017) – Today, on “Small Business Saturday,” Rubicon, announced that Sugar Beet Co-Op, from Oak Park, IL, is the official winner of the “Best Small Business in America” contest. Sugar Beet, founded in the Oak Park neighborhood outside of Chicago in 2012, will receive $10,000 to help support the growth of their business.

Grubbly Farms, from Atlanta, received the second-most votes in the online contest and will receive $2000, while NoBull Burger, from Charlottesville, Va., finished third and will receive $1000.

“We’d like to sincerely thank every business that participated in the contest over the last several weeks,” said David Rachelson, Vice President of Sustainability, Rubicon. “Small businesses are the fabric of America and we can think of no better example of a successful, environmentally-conscious company than Sugar Beet Co-Op.”

For the competition, Rubicon asked small businesses to enter and describe how they are “crossing the Rubicon” of success in their communities as well as what makes the business stand out. Businesses were encouraged to list the challenges they’ve faced and overcome to make the business successful as well as socially and environmentally conscious.

Rubicon works with its small business customers across the United States to find new efficiencies and cost savings in their waste streams and to develop new and innovative ways to reduce, reuse and recycle materials.

Rubicon is based in Atlanta, Ga. and has offices in Lexington, Ky., New York City and San Francisco, Calif.

 

About Rubicon

Rubicon is the worldwide leader in sustainable, cloud-based waste and recycling solutions. Using its proprietary technology-enabled platform, the company provides comprehensive waste stream solutions that enable companies to reduce operating expenses and implement recycling programs. Rubicon’s goal is to create a more sustainable solution for businesses and the planet. Learn more at www.rubiconglobal.com.

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