Chamber announces semifinalists for 2016 Small Business of the Year Awards

Tampa, Fla. – Today, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced the semifinalists for the 2016 Small Business of the Year Awards, presented by BB&T & Frazier & Deeter CPAs and Advisors to be held on Friday, September 16 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. The semifinalists for the four company awards and finalists for the Outstanding Leader award include:

Startup

3 Daughters Brewing

AFLG Investments Private Equity

CaterMeFit

eSmart Recycle

Darna & Company LLC – No Mo Nausea Band

PikMyKid

Synergistic Funding

VetCor Services

5-20 Employees:

Animal & Bird Hospital of Clearwater

Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise

Continental Wholesale Diamonds LLC

CTI

Dalton Dental

Eagle Datagistics

Laser Locators

Selig Multimedia

The Soccer Shop of Tampa Bay

Wetherington Hamilton

21-50 Employees:

BMG Conveyor Services of Florida, Inc

Progressive Dental

Tampa Bay Brew Bus Inc.

The Overhead Door Company of Tampa Bay

Vistra Communications

VoltAir Consulting Engineers

Wiand Guerra King

51-250 Employees:

DAS Health

IT Authorities

Red Cap Plumbing & Air, Inc.

Sacino’s Formalwear and Dry Cleaning

Yacht Starship Dining Cruises, LLC

Outstanding Leader Finalists:

Brian Butler, Vistra Communications

MaryAnn Ferenc, Mise En Place

Brian Murphy, ReliaQuest LLC

The winners will be announced at the event on September 16.  For more details on the Small Business of the Year Awards, please visit www.tampachamber.com.

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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.