Candy Bouquet - Our Awards and Accolades

Over the years, Candy Bouquet and founder Margaret McEntire have been honored with many awards and accolades. From the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Chip Award to Top 25 Hot Franchises to the Ronald Regan Award, we are proud of our growing list of achievements.

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  • #1 Top Franchise Deal in the ‘Low Cost’ Category’ Entrepreneur Magazine’s January Franchise 500 issue, 2011
  • Entrepreneur 2007 Rankings
  • #1; Food Gifts/Retail Sales category, Best of the Best, Entrepreneur, 1995-2006
  • Top 20 Home based Franchises, Entrepreneur, past 12 years
  • Top 25 Hot Franchises, Specialty Retail Report, 2006
  • 2004 Executive of the Year, Arkansas Business, 2005
  • Bonny Levine Award for Top Woman in Franchising, International Franchise Association, 2001
  • Top 100, International Franchise 100, Commercial News USA
  • Working Woman Entrepreneurial Excellence Award
  • University of Arkansas Alumni Hall of Fame- 2003
  • #17; Top 100 Inner City Business's in America, INC. Magazine, 2000 & 2001.
  • #71, Franchise 500, Entrepreneur, past 10 years
  • Income Opportunities Platinum 100, 1998- 2002
  • Top 25 Low Cost Franchises, Entrepreneur, past 8 years
  • Top Businesses the Start Now, Entrepreneur, 2002, 2003
  • #36, Top Fastest Growing Franchises, Entrepreneur, past 10 years
  • 100 Companies on the Verge, Franchise Times, 2005, 2006
  • Top 10 Retail/ Specialty Franchises in America, Franchise Times
  • #65; America's Top Global Franchises, Entrepreneur, past 7 years
  • CEO Philanthropist, Fortune Small Business, October 2000
  • Nominated for top 500 Business Women in the United States, Working Woman, 1999
  • Top 100 Business Women in Arkansas, Arkansas Business, 1999
  • Congressional Medal of Merit, 1999
  • US Chamber of Commerce Blue Chip Award, National Winner, 1998
  • Small Business Person of the Year, awarded to Margaret McEntire, President/Owner, US Small Business Association, 1998
  • Small Business Woman of the Year, awarded to Margaret McEntire, US Small Business Association, 1998
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year, awarded to Margaret McEntire, 1998 President/Owner, US Small Business Association, 1998
  • Ronald Reagan Award, awarded to Margaret McEntire, outstanding member of President Bush's Business Advisory Council, 2004

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