Another Bitterroot Valley business has been recognized as outstanding by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Swanson's Mountain View Orchard and Distillery of Corvallis was picked as one of the 100 national Blue Ribbon Small Businesses, which honors companies in several areas such as strategy, employee development, community involvement and customer service.

In a Chamber of Commerce press release, said that Swansons was recognized for "its dedication to the principles of free entreprise and its contributions to restoring jobs and prosperity."

The 100 winners will be honored at America's Small Business Summit 2013, in Washington, D.C., April 29 to May 1. Seven of the Blue Ribbon winners will be award finalists. That will be announced next week. One of those seven will be named the "Dream Big" Small Business of the Year at the summit and will receive a $10,000 cash prize.

Blue Ribbon businesses are also eligible for the Community Excellence Award, with public online voting February 8-22.