The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce presented the 2019 Small Business Awards to four recipients at the Chamber’s Small Business Awards Luncheon on Wednesday.
1-20 Employees: HR Biz Solutions
Finalists: Blades Creative, Shah Trucking
21-50 Employees: Office Furniture Warehouse
Finalists: The Bitter Alibi, The Dwell Hotel
51-300 Employees: Hutton
Finalists: Metal Working Solutions, Trident Transport
Nonprofit: Signal Centers
Finalists: Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Creative 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.