TAMPA — The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced the semifinalists for the 2015 Small Business of the Year Awards to be held on Friday, Sept. 18 at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts.
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 awards include:
♦ Startup: Bourbon and Boweties, Lab3 Marketing, Mainstay Construction Services LLC, TeleVoIPs and Urban E Recycling.
♦ 21-50 Employees: Awnclean USA Inc., BMG Conveyor Services of Florida Inc., Boring Business Systems, Design Styles Architecture, Hartshorn Custom Contracting, LabelValue.com, Levy Marketing + Awards, My Classified Ads LLC, Overhead Door Company of Tampa Bay and Tudi Mechanical Systems of Tampa Inc.
♦ 5-20 Employees: Ai Collaborative Inc., Brannock & Humphries LLP, Dalton Dental, Family Boating & Marine Centers of Florida Inc., Flatwoods Consulting Group Inc., Laser Locators, SavvyCard, Selig Multimedia Inc., Social Forces LLC and Wetherington Hamilton P.A.
♦ 51-250 Employees: Aspire Financial Services, Bill Currie Ford, Cigar City Brewing LLC, Gator Cases Inc., Kobie Marketing Inc., Modular Document Solutions, System Soft Technologies Inc. and Xcelience.