A Cup of Common Wealth named 2016 Small Business of the Year

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – At Thursday’s Commerce Lexington Inc. Salute to Small Business Awards Luncheon at Keeneland presented by Forcht Bank, A Cup of Common Wealth was named the 2016 Small Business of the Year. The recipient of this year’s Minority Business Award, A Cup of Common Wealth was chosen for the honor from six different category winners. The company will now have the opportunity to be considered for state and national recognition through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Opened in 2013 at 105 Eastern Avenue, A Cup of Common Wealth has become much more than a coffee shop in downtown Lexington.  It’s a place to celebrate people, share stories, make new friends, and find a sense of community.  The shop’s “Pay It Forward Board” provides customers the opportunity to buy a future drink for anyone to redeem at any time. Since its opening, A Cup of Common Wealth has stayed true to its mission to “Embrace Community.  Serve Others. Create Culture.”  The staff has grown from just two people to a staff of a dozen, while sales have doubled, new strategies were implemented, and adjustments have been made to the business model.

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