Chamber announces semifinalists for 2013 Small Business of the Year Awards

SamsClub_WebToday the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced the semifinalists for the 2013 Small Business of the Year Awards to be held on Friday, September 20 at the Tampa Convention Center, presented by Sam’s Club. These awards highlight the impact of small business on the community and celebrate the achievements of the best of the best in Tampa Bay.

Small business awards will be presented in three categories based on the number of employees, with a fourth category specifically for startup companies. Companies are evaluated on operational management, community involvement and ethical business practices. An award will also be presented to the Outstanding Small Business Leader of the Year. The semifinalists for these four awards and the finalists for the Outstanding Leader award include:

Advanced Healthcare Partners
HealthAxis Group
LOLA Health
NexLube Tampa, LLC
Refresh-A-Baby, Inc.

5-20 Employees
Ali Specialties
GreenCo Manufacturing Corporation
Hyde Park Capital Partners, LLC
Oculoplastic & Facial Cosmetic Surgery-Dr. William P. Mack M.D.
Prime Group Insurance Services, Inc.
The EyeDoctors
Water Resource Associates, Inc.
WorldOne, Inc.

21-50 Employees
B-AG Contract
Convergence Consulting Group
Crystal Clear Technologies
Low Load Insurance Services, Inc.
NorthStar Bank
Pasco Iron and Metal LLC.
Pilot Bank
Roche Surety and Casualty Co., Inc.
Skybridge Resources

51-250 Employees
Ameriscape Services, Inc.
Cox Fire Protection
EKS Group LLC.
Franklin Street
Gator Cases Inc.
Harris McBurney Company
Hoye’s Pharmacy
Platinum Bank
The Women’s Group

Outstanding Leader Finalists
Bob Helms, Pegasus TransTech
Douglas McCree, First Housing
Joe Chiellini, Ameriscape Services
Lauren Weiner, Wittenberg, Weiner, Consulting, LLC.
MaryAnn Ferenc, Mise en Place, Inc.

The winners will be announced at the event on September 20. For more details on the Small Business of the Year Awards, please visit

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