WAUSAU ( WAOW) -
Some Wausau-area businesses were recognized Tuesday morning at the Small Business Awards.
The awards are part of Wausau's 2014 Small Business Week. The winning businesses were Finishing Touch Signs, Grebe's Inc, and the Bridge Community Health Clinic.
The event kicked off with guest speaker Dick Leinenkugel, owner of Leinenkugel's Brewery. Organizers say it's a great way to honor businesses that boost the local economy.
"They're able to show what they do, the success they had and from a business owners standpoint the sacrifices they've made starting that business, building that business and in the end being very successful,” said Pete Valiska, the Business Week Awards chair.
Those winners from Tuesday will present their stories and achievements at an event to wrap up the week on Friday.