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
Emerge Managed Solutions
Green Recycling Works
PMPC Direct Inc.
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.