2012 Small Business Gala

June 6, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012, The Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce held its Small Business Awards Gala at the Anniston Country Club. This year’s social was sponsored by John E. Blue, II, Monarch Windows & Doors, and Webb Concrete & Building Materials.

This year’s Small Business nominees were: Advanced Imaging, AnOx Digital, Business Systems, Inc., Community Foundation, Gem Shoe Repair, Grizzard Living Aids, Morris Building Constructors, Inc., New Leaf Marketing, Purohit Pediatric Clinic,SarrellDentalCenter, Smoke-N-Hot BBQ, The Surgery Center, and Too Nice to Slice Bakery.

After watching a video, thanks to Potts Marketing, of each nominee telling their story, they were invited to the stage to be awarded a plaque, and escorted to have their picture taken by Jim Johnson of Lance Johnson Studio. Later, the winners were announced.

2012 Emerging Small Business of the Year: Smoke-N-Hot BBQ

2012 Sustaining Small Business of the Year:MorrisBuildingConstructors

2012 Lifetime Achievement Recipient: F&M Bank

2012 Small Business Advocate of the Year: Donna Fathke of theEast AlabamaRegional Planning & Development Commission

“I would like to thank the Chamber for the wonderful experience of being the emcee for the 2012 Small Business Awards of Excellence.  It is such a pleasure knowing that we work and live in such a great community. Thank you to all of the participants that came out to support these companies as they were recognized for being leaders in our community, which has proven that hard work, dedication and passion for your business can and will overcome all the negative talk about a poor economy. I had so much fun being with a great bunch of people.”

Kenny Burell, Northeast AlabamaSurgical Associates & 2012 Small Business Gala Emcee


Thank you to this year’s Gala Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

AOD Federal Credit Union

Platinum Sponsor

AnnistonWater Works & Sewer Board


Cheaha Bank

Sunny King Automotive Group

Gold Sponsor

Abbey Carpet & Flooring

Alabama Power

NobleBank & Trust

Regional Medical Center

Silver Sponsor


Allied Waste

BBVA Compass

ERA King Real Estate

F&M Bank

JSU-Center for Economic Development & SmallBusinessDevelopmentCenter

K.L. Brown Funeral Home

Mark Lee Insurance Agency/Nationwide

Regions Bank

Signature In-Home Care, Inc.

Southern States Bank

Wells Fargo Bank


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