By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council
We are so pleased this year to have had an overwhelming response to our request for nominations for the Chamber’s annual Small Business of the Year Award – eleven in total. We love the feeling that our members are taking it upon themselves to submit a nomination for one of their business community neighbors who are making a positive impact in our region and on their customers.
The 2015 Small Business of the Year Award eleven nominees include: A/C Electrical Services, ARC of Life Family Spinal Care, Center for the Arts Bonita Springs, Classic Floors & Countertops, Cosmotique Day Spa, Entech, Norman Love Confections, Nova Wealth Management, Pelican Landing Dental, Spotlight Magazines and TLC Marketing and Creative Services.
The winner will be announced at the Small Business of the Year Award & Member Appreciation Luncheon on June 16th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Artichoke & Company, located at 11920 Saradrienne Lane, Bonita Springs, FL 34135. Tickets are available at www.BonitaSpringsChamber.com and by calling (239) 992-2943.
If you are not familiar, the Small Business of the Year Award Program is designed to recognize the dedication, achievement, and entrepreneurial spirit displayed by an exceptional local small business. In our opinion, small businesses are a vital piece of the region’s economic foundation and make the Bonita Springs area a great place to live, work, and play. An outside independent panel of judges comprised of a collection of various business leaders from around the nation, will select the winner.
Next year, I encourage you to apply. If you are a Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce member in good standing, have been a member for at least three consecutive years, have less than 100 employees, and demonstrate a commitment to the community, let your success story be heard and your efforts recognized.