Sidney Drive Thru Espresso, The Rush Named Finalist in Barclays' 'Small Business Big Wins' Promotion

The Rush Espresso is one of 10 finalists vying for the $60,000 grand prize, encouraging public to vote for their business beginning April 8

Sidney, MT – The Rush, a Sidney based drive thru espresso, has been named a finalist in Barclays US Consumer Bank’s “Small Business Big Wins” promotion with $255,000 in prize money to be distributed among small business owners who submitted a brief essay describing how their business is adjusting to the current economy. Members of the public are encouraged to vote for The Rush Espresso to help them win the $60,000 grand prize.

The Rush Espresso opened in 1998 in a small 10x10 building in Sidney. Since then, The Rush has grown into a larger building, serving nearly 200 customers a day. The Rush has become a staple to the amazing community of Sidney. The Rush Espresso edged out more than 4,500 entrants to make it to the final 10.

“The Rush Espresso has never been just a business to our family. It’s where our family would start our day, it’s the way we were and are able to support our community. I ask you to please take the time to read our story and vote for us.” -Megan Garza, Owner

From April 8-19, the public will have a chance to review the stories of the top-10 finalists and vote for their favorite small business at

The total prize breakdown for the top 10 includes: One Grand Prize of $60,000; One 2nd Place Prize of $40,000; One 3rd Place Prize of $20,000; Seven Runner-Up Prizes of $5,000 each.

The announcement of contest winners for the top 10 will take place during the week of May 1 to coincide with National Small Business Week. In addition to the top-10 prize fund, all businesses outside of the top 10 that submitted qualifying entries were entered in a random drawing to win one of 50 $2,000 sweepstakes prizes.

“Over the past four years we have heard countless inspiring stories of resilience and perseverance from small businesses across the country,” said Angelo Disperati, US Branded and Business Cards, Barclays US Consumer Bank director. “As we’ve seen from previous winners, the most impressive stories are from businesses that have made good corporate citizenship a key element of their business model. Winning businesses view giving back to the community as the right thing to do and one of the most important ingredients to success. We encourage people to vote for their favorite entry today!”

For more information and to vote for the finalists, visit For more information on Barclays’ business card offerings, visit


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