The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce will host its Small Business Awards and EXPO on Tuesday at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
12 locally-owned and managed businesses will be honored for their excellence as small enterprises, and four award recipients will be announced.
Small Business Award finalists and recipients are selected by an independent volunteer committee of local business leaders convened by the Chattanooga Chamber.
EXPO Chattanooga is the largest showcase of local products and services and draws hundreds of key business decision makers and more than 2,000 attendees each year.
Finalists for the 2018 Small Business Awards are:
1-20 Employees Category: Chattanooga School of Language, Papercut Interactive, Shah Trucking
21-44 Employees Category: The Bitter Alibi, Manufacturing Repair & Overstock, Variable Technologies
45-200 Employees Category: MediTract, Murmaid Mattress, Reliance Partners
Nonprofit Category: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, Chattanooga Goodwill Industries
The Small Business Awards Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The EXPO will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed during luncheon)