Local Small Businesses Recognized for Excellence

The Traverse City Chamber of Commerce recognized the top 18 small businesses at a reception on Thursday night. Eventually, one will be named the 2011 Hagerty Small Business of the year. Each business had the opportunity to showcase their products or services. The public started submitting nominations back in January. The businesses will find out next week if they'll make it to the top ten. 9 and 10's Kyle Mitchell and Photojournalist Greg Miller have more from businesses recognized this year.