June 07, 2011
Chamber honors region's top small businesses
The 2011 Small Business Excellence Awards, presented by PNC and sponsored by Humana, Flynn & Company, Paycor and the Business Courier, were presented to 22 well deserving companies on Tuesday, May 24 at the Millennium Hotel in downtown Cincinnati. The event is the Chamber's annual celebration of small business success. Erin Schreyer, president of Sagestone Partners delivered the keynote address, and Carolyn Pione Micheli, communications director at CincyTech, served as MC.
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Richardson and Associates was named Small Business of the Year (1-50 employees) and BSI Engineering, Inc. took home the top honor for Small Business of the Year (51-250 employees).
Small Business of the Year (1-50 employees) winner, Sherri Richardson, owner and president of Richardson and Associates, with the Richardson team and Chamber President & CEO, Ellen van der Horst and presenter, Mike Brooks, Humana.
Small Business of the Year (51-250 employees) winner, Phillip Beirne, president of BSI Engineering, with Chamber President & CEO, Ellen van der Horst and presenter, Jeff Borcherding, VP of marketing, Paycor.
The keynote address was delivered by Erin Schreyer, the president of Sagestone Partners and 2010 YWCA Academy of Career Women of Achievement Rising Star. Schreyer shared her “leadership lens” philosophy and spoke on becoming more effective and impactful as a leader in business.
Congratulations to the 2011 Small Business Excellence Awards winners:
Small Business of the Year (1-50 Employees):
Winner: Richardson and Associates
Runner-up: Partner Professional Staffing
Small Business of the Year (51-250 Employees):
Winner: BSI Engineering, Inc.
Runner-up: Pegasus Technical Services, Inc.
Emerging Business of the Year:
Winner: Traction LLC
Minority Business of the Year:
Runner-up: Deerfield Insurance Group
Winner: Abstract Displays
Nonprofit of the Year:
Winner: Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Runner-up: Greater Cincinnati Health Council
10 Under 10 Winners:
(Small businesses with fewer than 10 employees recognized as a group.)
Capital Logic LLC
Easley Blessed Photography
Fusian (formerly SOHOsushi)
Heritage Hall & Banquet Center
J.T. Clark & Associates Inc.
Kunimura Mitchell & Company CPA
Worldwide Graphics & Sign Company
View winners from previous years
For more information on these awards, contact Laurie Brinkman at 513.686.2945 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Look for the 2012 Small Business Excellence Awards call for applications next January.