Chamber announces finalists for 2014 Small Business of the Year Awards

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists 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 David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the 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 finalists for these five awards include:


StartupeBoats Tampa

Envista Health, LLC

Shooter’s World


5-20 Employees:

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.

Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc.


Tudi Mechanical Systems of Tampa, Inc.

VoltAir Consulting Engineers, Inc.


51-250 Employees: Convergence Consulting Group

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

MicroLumen, Inc.

Pilot Bank

Wittenberg Weiner Consulting, LLC


Outstanding Leader:

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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