Sugar Beet Co-op in top 10 for best biz contest

Recycling company contest could net grocer $10K in prize money

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Sugar Beet Food Co-op, 812 Madison St., has been chosen as one of 10 finalists in recycling company Rubicon Global's "Best Small Business in America" contest, and the local grocer needs your vote.

The contest winner is determined based on the number of online votes each finalist receives. The first place winner receives $10,000; second place $2,000; and third place $1,000. Sugar Beet is the only company in the top 10 finalists located in Illinois.

Finalists in the contest are required to create a short video, telling customers and others why they should vote for them. Sugar Beet's video is available here.

Lissa Dysart, Sugar Beet marketing and promotions manager, tells Wednesday Journal that the grocer was nominated for its story about expanding its recycling and composting program through Rubicon.

Sugar Beet now can recycle batteries and plastic grocery bags and accepts these items from its customers, Dysart said.

"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," David Rachelson, vice president of sustainability for Rubicon Global, said in a press release.

Voting ends on Nov. 20.


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