Innovation & Impact

May 5, 2017


Since 1963, the United States has declared a National Small Business Week to recognize the contributions of entrepreneurs and small business owners. For 14 years, the Chamber has celebrated and honored area small businesses for their contributions to the community at the Business Awards.
This year on May 11, we honor 21 businesses and organizations. The nominees Include: Young Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Niky Van Hatten, Envy Salon
  • Jean & Steven Ellison, The Music Box
  • Jay Grubbs, RA-LIN and Associates, Inc.

Non-Profit of the Year

  • The Right Place for Housing & Support, Inc.
  • RMC Foundation
  • United Way of East Central Alabama

Emerging Small Business of the Year

  • Daybreak Media LLC
  • Hometown Parent Magazine
  • Infinity Massage Studio for Women
  • Posche Salon
  • Taste of Eden

Sustaining Small Business of the Year

  • Autumn Cove
  • Calhoun Insurance
  • Cobb Automotive
  • Downing and Sons
  • J. Brittain Associates
  • Moore Printing Co.
  • Ted’s Abbey Carpet & Floor
  • Wise Environmental
  • Xtreme Autospa
  • Young Oil, Inc.

We will also award a sustaining business for Lifetime Achievement and the Larry K. Sylvester Small Business Advocate for 2017.
It is estimated that two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year are created by small businesses and that more than half of Americans either own or work for small businesses.
funnyJoin us as we recognize their contributions.
Night of Laughter & Business Awards
Thursday, May 11 –

Dinner 5:30-6:30 P.M. – Program 6:30–7:30 P.M.

At the Anniston City Meeting Center
Tickets: $35 per person may be purchased
at the Chamber, by calling (256)237-3536 or through


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