Above and Beyond: Nominate the 2015 Small Business of the Year

February 23, 2015

IMG_4774Twelve years ago, the Chamber created the Small Business Awards of Excellence to showcase the achievement and impact of “small businesses” in our region. Each year, we continue to recognize businesses with fewer than 75 employees for their creativity, vitality, stability and relevance. Equally important criteria in selecting winners are civic and community involvement and responsiveness, growth and excellence, customer service, innovation and leadership as well as exemplifying diversity.

Previous  Honorees include:

2004 Small Business: Altex Packaging

2005 Small Business: MedResource

2006 Small Business: ERA King Real Estate

2007 Small Business: Animal Medical Center

2008 Small Business: The 19th Hole Sports Grille at Cane Creek

2009 Small Business: Emerging – NobleBank & Trust

Sustaining – SPAR, Inc.

2010 Small Business: Emerging – Wig’s Wheels

        Sustaining – Miller Funeral Home & Crematory

2011 Small Business: Emerging – WideNet Consulting

        Sustaining – AOD Federal Credit Union

2012 Small Business: Emerging– Smoke-N-Hot BBQ

Sustaining – Morris Building Constructors, Inc.

2013 Small Business: Emerging– Christian Corner Meats

        Sustaining– Oxford Lumber Company

2014 Small Business: Emerging – Cheaha Cheer & Tumble

          Sustaining – Piedmont Outdoor

Complete the following form to nominate local small businesses you think go above and beyond.

Business Being Nominated: ______________________________________________________________

Contact Person from Nominated Business:_______________________ Number of employees ________

Phone Number_____________________________________ Number of years in business ___________

Describe why this company should be considered for the award:


Nominator Information

Name: __________________________________________Phone Number_________________________

Company:______________________________ Email: _________________________________________

Submit completed forms via email to emilyd@calhounchamber.com, via fax at 256-237-0126, or mail to PO Box 1087, Anniston, AL 36202.

Nomination Deadline is Friday, February 27, 2015. Nominees will be honored May 7, at the Chamber’s 12th Annual Small Business Awards Gala.

Nominees must be a member of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce. To verify, you can call 256-237-3536 or visit www.calhounchamber.com. Subsidiaries and chains are not eligible. Past nominees are eligible, but not past award recipients. For 2015, no self-nominations will be accepted.

The Awards for Small Business of the Year are presented to businesses that, through extraordinary contribution and unwavering commitment, positively affect the economic development of our communities.


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