Chamber announces semifinalists for 2017 Small Business of the Year Awards

Earlier this week, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced the semifinalists for the 2017 Small Business of the Year Awards, presented by BB&T & Frazier & Deeter CPAs and Advisors to be held on Friday, September 8 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:


Clearly Agile, Inc.

Electus Global Education Co., Inc.

Hannah’s Shoebox

Mini Doughnut Factory

Sharpline Investigations, LLC

Stravino Penrod Search Partners

Tampa Music School

The Marketing Posse

Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate Services

VetCor LLC

5-20 Employees:

Bella Prana Yoga and Meditation

C&K Architects/Interiors, Inc.

Dalton Dental

Geyen Group South Inc.

Key Person of Influence

Loupin Construction

Preschool Readers

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA

StillPoint Capital LLC


21-50 Employees:

Coppertail Brewing Co.

Davis Industrial

Dobler Consulting Services

Haneke Design

NorthStar Bank


51-250 Employees:

Boring Business Systems, Inc.

College Hunks Hauling Junk

Forcon International

Health Insurance Innovations

IT Authorities

Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice

NewSouth Window Solutions

Nicopure Labs

Quiet Professionals, LLC

Tampa Fitness Partners/Orangetheory Fitness

Outstanding Leader Finalists:

Vincent J. Cassidy, Majesty Title Services, LLC

Topher Morrison, Key Person of Influence

Kim O’Brien, AccountAbility Staffing

The winners will be announced at the event on September 8.  For more details on the Small Business of the Year Awards, please visit

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