Get to know the 2016 Small Business of the Year Finalists!

Startup

3 Daughters Brewing

Family owned and locally operated, 3 Daughters Brewing is one of the fastest growing breweries in the state of Florida. 3 Daughters Brewing offers an interactive tasting room experience for beer lovers to try one of 60 hand crafted recipes on tap, listen to live music, enjoy family friendly games and learn about craft beer. 3 Daughters Brewing beers are sold in notable retailers such as Walt Disney World, Amalie Arena, Tropicana Field, Publix, Winn Dixie, Sam’s Club, Target, Outback Steakhouse, Hooters, Total Wine and ABC Fine Wine & Liquor.

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eSmart Recycling

eSmart recycling is a social enterprise whose primary mission is to set up tech labs for kids without access to technology in our community and in developing countries. In order to fund these programs, eSmart Recycling recycles computers, electronics and IT equipment from corporations. What started as a scrap metal trading business quickly became an entity that has a pulse, a heart and the ultimate goal of making a powerful impact in communities all over the world.

NoMo Nausea Band

NoMo Nausea is the first and only natural way to stop nausea, vomiting and migraines instantly for adults, kids and now dogs too. NoMo Nausea Instant Relief Bands were warmly welcomed into ecommerce and retail stores across the country to help moms have a better pregnancy, a fun cruise and kids enjoy long car rides again. All NoMo Nausea Band products are latex-free wristbands that use the highest medicinal grade essential oils and are reusable and recyclable.

PikMyKid

PikMyKid was founded with the vision of simplifying the student dismissal process, reducing chaos and decreasing traffic in school neighborhoods without any compromise to student safety. PikMyKid uses advanced algorithms and relational positioning methodology that is embedded in proprietary software. This streamlines the entire student dismissal process, which provides real time updates to parents. PikMyKid also generates auditable records for school administration. PikMyKid is becoming the most reliable real-time communication platform for schools to engage their parent community.

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VetCor Services

VetCor Services, founded on Veterans Day in 2013, is a restoration company focused on creating employment opportunities for veterans of the U.S. Military. VetCor provides 24/7 emergency services in water damage restoration, mold remediation and related services in Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Manatee counties from the Tampa Bay Regional office and corporate headquarters. Additionally, VetCor has a partnership with BCPeabody Construction and serves as a subcontractor for them to do all the demolition work for their Lowes kitchen and bath remodeling projects.

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5 – 20 Employees

Animal & Bird Hospital of Clearwater

The Animal & Bird Hospital of Clearwater is a full service veterinary clinic catering to companion animals, including but not limited to dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets and hedgehogs. Routine vaccinations and wellness exams are but a portion of the services offered. Daily surgeries include spays, neuters, cystotomies (bladder stone removal), tumor removal and biopsies, exploratory surgery and dental cleaning and extractions. All surgeries are performed by use of a CO2 laser, so there is virtually no blood loss and diminished pain at the incision site.

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Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise

Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise has called Clearwater Beach Marina its home for the past 38 years.  Public and private pirate themed boat charters on the intercoastal waters of Clearwater and into the Gulf of Mexico are offered 7 days a week 364 days a year. Activities for all ages include dolphin watching, music, games, pirate stories, dancing and all-around fun. Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise also hosts weddings, birthdays, burials at sea, corporate functions, team building events and school field trips.

Abroad Captain Memo's Pirate Ship     Dean Kent (Trenam Law), Brian Adcock (Adcock Financial Group), Matt Michini (Michini Wealth Mgmt.)-judges

CTI

CTI is the leading provider of innovative consulting, training and development services for professionals and organizations. CTI’s primary focus is the healthcare market and transforming healthcare through leadership, strategy, and innovation. CTI provides rigorous, experiential learning that is custom-fit for each client, resulting in improved performance and long-term succession planning. CTI works with healthcare organizations from the nation’s largest hospital systems and physician groups to single community hospitals and small practices.

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Dalton Dental

Dalton Dental is a state-of-the-art private dental practice that offers advanced dentistry, including veneers, crowns, and specialty services in periodontics, treatment of gum and bone disease. This includes cutting-edge laser periodontal treatment, gum rejuvenation/lifts, facial rejuvenation as well as advanced, high-tech dental procedures including anti-oxidants, metal-free, and most importantly painless. The dental experience at Dalton Dental is like no other. The team works diligently to create a warm and relaxing atmosphere where patients can feel at home and comfortable.

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Laser Locators

Laser Locators is a $7M global company that buys, sells and services new and used ophthalmic equipment, including surgical lasers, refractive lasers as well as diagnostic and surgical equipment. Located in Tampa, the staff consists of laser engineers and technicians that service the equipment at the facility or in the field. Laser Locators ships to every corner of the U.S. and has done business in over 100 countries around the world with a tremendous amount across Europe, Asia and South America.

Diane McKelvey (AMB), Dean Kent (Trenam Law), Brian Adcock (Adcock Financial Group) and Matt Michini (Michini Wealth Mgmt.)     Scientist

21-50 Employees

BMG Conveyor Services of Florida, Inc.

BMG Conveyor Services of Florida, Inc. is an industrial services company that specializes in conveyor maintenance, metal fabrication and power transmission. Acquired in 2008 with three employees, BMG Conveyor Services now has 2 facilities located in the Palm River area that operates with 34 full time employees. The conveyor belt shop and parts warehouse are located in a 30,000 sq ft building on 2.5 acres on 16th Avenue. The fabrication shop is across the street in 24,000 sq ft facility on 4 acres of property.

Brew Bus

 Brew Bus is a unique, multi-faceted company that has two core businesses: producing delicious local craft beer and operating a multi-city transportation/tourism service that focuses on highlighting the Florida craft beer industry. Brew Bus operates in Tampa Bay and South Florida and offers weekly public events and private charter services for locals and tourists looking to experience the local craft beer culture. Brew Bus also offers events such as “Traveling Beer Dinners,” which highlight local restaurants and the culinary chemistry between styles of craft beer and particular foods.

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 The Overhead Door Company of Tampa Bay

The Overhead Door Company of Tampa Bay is family owned and offers products and services in the residential, commercial and industrial door sectors. In addition to garage doors and openers, Overhead Door Company designs, sells, repairs and maintains gates, access entry systems, loading dock equipment, hurricane shutters and doors, fire doors and curtains, truck doors, commercial overhead doors, industrial doors and Smart Home automation products. A top priority for the company is to give back to the community through a partnership with Metropolitan Ministries and other local charities.

Vistra Communications

 Founded in 2007 as a strategic public relations and management consulting agency, Vistra Communications (Vistra) has successfully developed into a full-service communications strategy and professional solutions agency focused on providing services to corporate, government and nonprofit clients both locally and nationwide. Vistra has grown to nearly 50 team members working in the Tampa Bay area at both the North Tampa headquarters and at CENTCOM as well as in Orlando, Miami and Virginia and is an SBA 8(a) Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.

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Wiand Guerra King

 Wiand Guerra King is a commercial litigation law firm with a focus on the financial services industry. The firm was founded in 2009 by 7 partners who practiced together for many years at Fowler White Boggs, one of the largest and oldest firms in Florida. Wiand Guerra King has become recognized nationally as one of the premier firms that serves the financial services, and WGK lawyers consistently achieve superior results in matters ranging from high leverage “bet the company” matters involving the most complex legal issues to matters that are relatively straightforward.

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51 – 250 Employees

DAS Health

DAS Health is a leading provider of Health IT and management solutions and a trusted consultant to physician groups, hospitals and healthcare systems across North America. For more than a decade, DAS Health has been a constant compass for clients in the face of changing healthcare legislation and reimbursement models, mandatory technology enhancements and the shift toward preventative and accountable patient care. DAS Health has been recognized for the past four years as one of the top Healthcare companies on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies in the country.

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Red Cap Plumbing & Air, Inc.

Red Cap Plumbing & Air opened its doors in 2003 with a focus on giving customers premier services at fair prices with a commitment to taking care of customer needs the day they call for service. Red Cap Plumbing & Air is committed to finding the best products in the market by researching all new and innovative products to assure they meet the highest standards for quality and workmanship. Red Cap stands behind all products offered even when the manufacturer does not and is passionate about customer service and quality of work for each and every customer.

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Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises, LLC

 Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises, LLC operates a fleet of 3 of the finest dining yachts in America and provides customers with an unforgettable experience that includes spectacular views, fine dining, dancing, and award winning service. Yacht StarShip operates the largest fleet of Dining Yachts in Florida and offers public and private charters, featuring weddings, corporate events, holiday parties, convention groups and social occasions. The company recently opened Pirate Water Taxi, which provides 7 days a week scheduled water taxi service to 13 locations in Downtown Tampa.

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Outstanding Leader Finalists

Brian Butler, Vistra Communications

 Brian Butler is President of Vistra Communications, LLC, which is a full-service communications strategy and professional solutions agency. Brian started this company out of his home at a time when the economy was in bad shape and many questioned the timing for starting a business. Taking the company from 1 to nearly 50 employees, Brian is not only concerned with the business but the team members’ professional and personal growth. He keeps team members engaged by constantly challenging them, seeking their ideas and providing recognition for contributions. Brian has worked alongside industry mentors and trusted advisors who to this day provide insight and advice regarding the company.

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Maryann Ferenc, Mise en Place Hospitality Group

Maryann is the President & CEO of Mise en Place Hospitality Group. Over the past 30 years, Mise en Place has grown from a small catering business and gourmet carryout shop into an internationally recognized fine dining establishment and hospitality group in Tampa. Maryann leads by example. She sets high standards for the organization, and she lives and breathes those standards every day. On any given night at Mise en Place Maryann can be seen welcoming customers and if necessary, running trays of food to help the servers. She inspires the Mise Hospitality Team on a daily basis with her respect, passion, wisdom and unparalleled energy.

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Brian Murphy, ReliaQuest LLC

 Brian Murphy is the President & CEO of ReliaQuest LLC. ReliaQuest empowers organizations to keep pace with the latest relevant security technology innovations and services while simplifying the often complex interactions between security, risk and compliance. Brian’s beliefs about leadership are simple: show up, work hard, be honest, give more than you take, treat people well and lead from the front. Brian heard a US Army Colonel describe the concept of BE, KNOW, DO. The KNOW piece describes the fact that leaders don’t have to “know” everything that their team knows to be good leaders; in fact, they shouldn’t. Brian applies this philosophy to fostering teamwork at ReliaQuest.

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