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    May 22, 2012

    Chamber honors 2012 Small Business Excellence Award winners

    The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber recognized the region's top small businesses on May 10 at its seventeenth-annual Small Business Excellence Awards (SBEA) luncheon at the Millennium Hotel downtown. The event was presented by PNC.

    Integrity Express Logistics was named Small Business of the Year (1-50 employees) and Gensuite, LLC took home the top honor for Small Business of the Year (51-250 employees). In total, 20 companies were recognized.

    The keynote address was delivered by Jay Woffington, former global president of Possible Worldwide. The 2012 Small Business Excellence Awards winners are below.

    Emerging Business of the Year 
    Winner: Global to Local Language Solutions, Grace Bosworth
    Runner Up: Star Manufacturing

    Minority Business of the Year 
    Winner: Che International Group, Christopher Che

    Nonprofit of the Year 
    Winner: Matthew 25 Ministries, Michael Brandy, Tim Mettey
    Runner Up: Greater Cincinnati Health Council

    Community Involvement Award 
    Winner: Modern Office Methods, Steve Brandy
    Runner Up: ProSource

    10 Under 10 Winners 
    Aquarius Professional Staffing
    Document Destruction
    Emerge Managed Solutions
    Green Recycling Works
    PMPC Direct Inc.
    PrideStaff
    ProMaster Home Repair & Handyman
    Rocket Science + Design
    strategic HR, inc.
    Zimmerman & Co. CPAs Inc.

    Small Business of the Year (1-50 employees)
    Winner: Integrity Express Logistics, Pete Ventura, James Steger
    Runner Up: Peak 10

    Small Business of the Year (51-250 employees)
    Winner: Gensuite LLC, Andy Cox
    Runner Up: Eagle Specialty Vehicles

    Thank you to all who attended the 2012 Small Business Excellence Awards, and congratulations to the winners! For information about the awards, or to learn how your business can apply next year, check back at www.cincinnatichamber.com/sbea soon. 

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