MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Three small businesses are close to scoring a big win in the QuickBooks Small Business Big Game contest – an expenses-paid, 30-second television commercial during professional football’s biggest game on Feb. 7.
The top three finalists, Chubbies Shorts, Death Wish Coffee Company and Vidler’s 5 & 10, were announced at Intuit Inc.’s (Nasdaq:INTU) second annual QuickBooks Connect conference in San Jose, Calif. The three were among a group of 10 finalists who attended the event.
“These three finalists each generated tens of thousands of votes and rallied support from their local communities and on social media. It demonstrates the passion owners and their customers have for their small business,” said Ken Wach, senior vice president of marketing for Intuit’s Small Business Group. “We’re excited to give the small business community a voice on the national stage and help one small business achieve a dream that may have previously been unimaginable.”
The three finalists collectively obtained hundreds of thousands of votes, each surpassing the number of votes secured by the other seven contenders. From California to New York, the three finalists include:
- Chubbies Shorts of San Francisco: Produces comfortable, flexible shorts with a commitment to American manufacturing and inclusivity.
- Death Wish Coffee Company of Round Lake, N.Y.: Roasts and packs what some call the world's strongest coffee, using a unique blend of beans from around the world.
- Vidler’s 5 & 10 of East Aurora, N.Y.: Provides a one-of-a-kind customer experience and wide variety of merchandise in one of the largest five-and-dime stores in the world.
The grand prize winner will be announced in January. The two runners-up will each receive $25,000, as well as local media and advertising valued at up to $15,000. The seven other finalists each receive a $10,000 prize as well as a congratulatory ad in their local paper, while the accountants of all 10 finalists receive $10,000 and local advertising.
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Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals.
Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, and TurboTax® and Mint.com, which make it easier to manage small businesses and payroll processing; tax preparation and filing; and personal finance. ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit's leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants.
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Intuit and Small Business Big Game are not affiliated with the NFL or the Super Bowl.