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Peppershock Media, T-O Engineers named Boise’s Small Businesses of Year; Kustra honored

The home page of Boise’s Peppershock Media advertising agency, honored Wednesday as one of Boise’s two Small Businesses of the Year.
The home page of Boise’s Peppershock Media advertising agency, honored Wednesday as one of Boise’s two Small Businesses of the Year. Peppershock Media

About 700 people turned out Wednesday for the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce’s annual Small Business of the Year and Chamber Excellence Awards luncheon. The winners are:

Small Business of the Year (small-size): Peppershock Media. Other finalists were Lee & Associates Idaho LLC and Spa 35.

Small Business of the Year (medium-size): T-O Engineers. Other finalists were Graeber & Co. and Neurilink.

Nonprofit Excellence: United Way of Treasure Valley. Other finalists were the Home Partnership Foundation and Learning Lab Inc.

Financial Services Industry Excellence: Harris & Co. PLLC. Other finalists were the Idaho Central Credit Union and Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

Food & Agriculture Industry Excellence: Food Services of America. Other finalists were the Boise Co-op and the Idaho Grape Growers & Wine Producers Commission.

Healthcare Industry Excellence: Idaho State University-Meridian. Other finalists were the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho and SparkMD.

Travel Industry Excellence: Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Other finalists were Delaware North Corp. and Jackson Jet Center.

Government Advocate of the Year: AECOM.

The chamber also awarded Robert Kustra, president of Boise State University, with its 2017 Hall of Fame Award.

The chamber, a nonprofit business-advocacy group, claims more than 1,800 members, including businesses, civic organizations, education institutions and individuals.

David Staats: 208-377-6417, @DavidStaats

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