Rubicon Announces Finalists for its “Best Small Business in America” Contest

–Winner, to be chosen via online vote, will receive $10,000 to help support their business–

Atlanta, GA (Nov. 8, 2017) – Today Rubicon, the worldwide leader in sustainable, cloud-based waste and recycling solutions, announced the finalists for its “Best Small Business in America” contest. 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. The winner will receive $10,000 to help support the growth of their business.

“We hoped to find brick-and-mortar small businesses that had a unique and innovative story to tell that detailed their continuous focus on overcoming individual challenges to better their communities. We found exactly that,” said David Rachelson, Vice President of Sustainability, Rubicon.

The 10 finalists are Chopwood Mercantile, from Crested Butte, CO; Grubbly Farms, from Atlanta, GA; Hobby Prodigy, from Pittsburgh, PA; Legend Acres, from Stewart, TN; NoBull Burger, from Charlottesville, VA.; Pumphouse Creamery, from Minneapolis, MN; Re.dwell, from Grand Rapids, MI.; RUIN Skateshop, from Chamblee, GA; Sugar Beet Food Co-Op, from Chicago, IL; and W.S. Badger, from Gilsum, New Hampshire.

“These businesses exemplify the qualities we were looking to celebrate— they are
B Corporations, creative and committed composters, out-of-the-box thinkers, farm-to-table innovators, recyclers and upcyclers—all of whom are focused on sustainability, environmental responsibility, and community leadership,” said Rachelson.

The “Best Small Business in America” will be determined by online vote at  www.rubiconglobal.com/best-small-business-contest-voting/#contest with the winner announced on “Small Business Saturday”— Nov. 25. The business with the most votes will receive a check in the amount of $10,000; second place will receive $2,000; while the third place winner will receive $1,000. Prizes are not transferable, see contest terms and conditions.

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.

Press Coverage

Curbside Recycling is Back in Baltimore, and Drivers are Using Some New Tech

As weekly collection resumes for the first time in months, the city is implementing software to digitize route information. Curbside recycling is returning to Baltimore on Tuesday (1/19) with a new digitized system to help drivers navigate collection routes. The return comes more than four… Keep Reading...

City Officials Rollout Plans for Curbside Recycling Pickup

On January 19, Baltimore will restart collection of curbside recycling from homes of city residents. Recycling had been halted since late August 2020, due to the pandemic. The city plans on picking up right where they left off, by collecting on the same days as… Keep Reading...

Rubicon Featured on WBAL-TV

Details of Rubicon’s smart city partnership with the City of Baltimore, Maryland were featured on Baltimore,’s WBAL-TV this afternoon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9_S_xA16KI Here’s a transcript of the remarks: “RUBICONSmartCity will finally—and I do mean finally—digitize trash and recycling routes in Baltimore City allowing collection crews to cover… Keep Reading...

Press Releases

Rubicon Wins 2021 BIG Innovation Award

Business Intelligence Group recognizes Rubicon for leading the charge in environmental innovation New York, NY (January 13, 2021) — Rubicon® today announced it has been named a winner in the 2021 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group (BIG). Rubicon is a software… Keep Reading...

Speaker Series: Rubicon Speaking at WASTECON 2021

WHO: Elizabeth Montoya, Chief of Protocol and Investor Relations at Rubicon (Twitter, LinkedIn) WHAT: The Role of Waste Management in the Sustainable Recovery of Our Cities From public health and environmental crises to economic and social tumult, we faced many adversities as a country in… Keep Reading...

Keeneland Association Names Rubicon Exclusive Sustainability Partner

New five-year agreement incorporates Rubicon’s smart waste, recycling solutions, data analytics, and sustainability planning to support leading track’s efforts to reach zero waste Lexington, KY (December 17, 2020) — Rubicon®, a software company that provides smart waste and recycling solutions to businesses and governments worldwide,… Keep Reading...