Chamber announces finalists for 2012 Small Business of the Year Awards

Tampa, Fla. – Today, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for the 2012 Small Business of the Year Awards. These awards recognize the impact and honor the accomplishments of the most outstanding small businesses and small business leaders in Tampa Bay.

Small business awards will be presented in three categories based on the number of employees. Companies are evaluated on financial success, community involvement and ethical business practices. An award will also be presented to the Outstanding Small Business Leader of the Year. The finalists for these four awards include:

5-20 Employees
Adcock Financial Group
NorthStar Bank
Prime Group Insurance Services, Inc.
Rigatoni Tuscan Oven and Catering
WestChase Veterinary Center

21-50 Employees
Catering by the Family, Inc.
First Class Moving Systems, Inc.
LearnSmart, LLC
Pegasus TransTech
The Staffing Resource Group

51-250 Employees
GLE Associates, Inc.
Hunter Warfield
Paradise, Inc.
Turning Point of Tampa
Visual Awareness Technologies & Consultants, Inc.

Outstanding Leader
Jamie Harden, Creative Sign Designs
Valerie Harwell, The Omnia Group
Kevin Hourigan, Bayshore Solutions

The winners will be announced during the 32nd annual Small Business of the Year Awards Banquet, presented by Sam’s Club on Friday, September 28 at the Tampa Convention Center. For more details on the event, please visit http://www.tampachamber.com.

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About Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit business membership organization that helps promote the businesses and business interests of our members. We come from diverse backgrounds: from small businesses, big corporations, government bodies and the military. United, we become a single, unifying force with the power to shape the future of Tampa Bay.

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