Chattanooga Chamber Announces 2019 Small Business Award Recipients

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce presented the 2019 Small Business Awards to four recipients at the Chamber’s Small Business Awards Luncheon on Wednesday.

 

Recipients are:

 

1-20 Employees: HR Biz Solutions

Finalists: Blades CreativeShah Trucking

 

21-50 Employees: Office Furniture Warehouse
Finalists: The Bitter AlibiThe Dwell Hotel

 

51-300 Employees: Hutton

Finalists: Metal Working SolutionsTrident Transport

 

Nonprofit: Signal Centers

Finalists: Chattanooga Area Food BankCreative Discovery Museum

 

"People from every persuasion come together to make our city better,” said Donna McConnico, CEO of Signal Centers, after an acceptance speech in which she asked attendees who work for or volunteer with a nonprofit to stand.

That included someone at nearly every table in a room of more than 1,200 area business leaders who attended today’s event.

 

Small Business Award finalists and recipients are selected by an independent volunteer committee of local business leaders convened by the Chattanooga Chamber.

 

Before and after the awards luncheon, attendees explored EXPO Chattanooga, the region’s largest tradeshow for local business featuring more than 200 exhibitors.


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