Chamber Announces 2014 Small Business of the Year Semi-Finalists

Tampa, Fla. – Today the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced the semifinalists for the 2014 Small Business of the Year Awards, presented by Bay Cities Bank & Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors to be held on Friday, September 19 at the Straz Center for Performing Arts. 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:



eBoats Tampa

Envista Health, LLC

Halflife USA

M-ize, Inc.

Shooter’s World


5-20 Employees:

Buckenheimer and Bulnes DMD’s, PA

Ferreri Search, LLC

Hanover Floors Inc.

HCP & Associates

Lutz Learning Center, Inc.

Nitro Mobile Solutions

Sparxoo LLC

Surgi-Care Center for Horses, Inc.

The Mack Center for Facial & Eyelid Cosmetic Surgery

Vertical Integration, Inc.


21-50 Employees:

Awnclean USA, Inc.

Catering by the Family

First Class Moving Systems, Inc.

Hivelocity Ventures

Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc.

Overhead Door Company of Tampa Bay


Tudi Mechanical Systems of Tampa, Inc.

VoltAir Consulting Engineers, Inc.

51-250 Employees:

American Integrity Insurance Company of Florida

Aspire Financial Services, LLC

Convergence Consulting Group

Jagged Peak, Inc.

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

Kobie Marketing

MicroLumen, Inc.

Pilot Bank

Wittenberg Weiner Consulting, LLC



Outstanding Leader Finalists:

Dr. Madelyn Butler, The Woman’s Group

David Capece, Sparxoo LLC

Fred Lay, Construction Services, Inc. of Tampa

Melissa Snively, State Farm Insurance Agency

Lauren Weiner, Wittenberg Weiner Consulting, LLC

The winners will be announced at the event on September 19.  For more details on the Small Business of the Year Awards, please visit

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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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