Celebrating National Small Business Week

For more than half a century, the U.S. Small Business Administration has celebrated National Small Business Week to spotlight hard-working companies, and this year, it falls the week of Sept. 20. We’re a small business ourselves, and we love supporting other small businesses — check out the personal recommendations from our Imagine team below:

  • Panchos Vegan Tacos, with three locations in Las Vegas, it offers authentic Mexican food so good you’ll forget it’s entirely plant-based. – Donna Namchek, controller
  • Cinnamon’s, with locations in Las Vegas and Hawaii, has an amazing Hawaiian omelet and delicious pancake varieties. – Cynthia Carbajal, art director and webmaster
  • Fat Boy Restaurant, a family-run operation in Las Vegas, crafts a fine burger with the freshest ingredients. – Brian Rouff, managing partner and lifelong seeker of the perfect burger
  • Ricon de Buenos Aires offers Las Vegas residents a taste of Argentina and Uruguay, and also features a deli with items from that region. – Alex Raffi, partner and creative director
  • Hiroba Sushi in Henderson, Nevada is a great go-to sushi joint that gets to know the regulars and offers top-notch food. – Alex Raffi
  • Pizzeria Monzú, owned by local Las Vegas performers, offers live jazz and pizza made with naturally leavened dough made from a starter that originated in the Neopolitan island of Ischia. – Nicole Musolino, public relations assistant, who loved the place so much she held her wedding rehearsal there
  • Soccer Zone, a Las Vegas sporting goods store specializing in soccer items you can’t find at the big box outdoor stores. – Bobby Long, account director and soccer enthusiast
  • F.G. Orchids is a family-owned greenhouse just outside Daytona Beach, Florida, that provides a tropical escape, complete with emus and donkeys. – Julie Varley, senior designer and webmaster
  • Legacy Woodworking and Design, owned and operated by Ken Beck and Eric Carr in Henderson, provides beautifully crafted pieces as small as a Vegas Strong wall plaque or as large as a custom table with a river of shimmering epoxy running through an Oregon black walnut slab. – Tiffannie Bond, director of public relations/company photographer
  • Fair Anita is a women-owned, fair trade, eco-friendly, and affordable site to source beautiful jewelry and handmade accessories made by more than 8,000 artisans across the globe. – Nadia Zerka, account director
  • Purple Penguin Snow provides snow cones and shaved ice treats — including sugar-free options — to the overheated Las Vegas public, with four frosty locations to cool you down. – Amanda Farrar, account director
  • Luv-It Frozen Custard is a famous Las Vegas treat stand right off the Strip, serving tourists and locals alike since 1973 with their rotating array of rich, creamy flavors made on site. – Celestia Ward, public relations coordinator

Join us in celebrating small businesses across the country by sharing your favorites in the comments!

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