The mission of the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award Committee is to honor small businesses that make a difference and have a significant and continuing positive affect on our community. Included in the definition of “significant and continuing positive affect on our community” is the way in which the business and its principals exhibit personal and community leadership, the ethical manner in which the enterprise conducts business, and the overall contribution of
the business to the quality of life we enjoy.
Chamber members are invited to submit nominations to the Small Business Committee. Once submitted the committee will research the company for further consideration. Click here to email your nomination including Company name, contact name & email address to the committee.
Requirements for Nomination:
For-Profit business members in good standing are eligible if they meet the following three requirements:
Business must have been in continuous operation for 8 years.
Business must have been a Chamber member for 4 consecutive years.
Business has gross annual revenue of not more than $5 million dollars
OR does not employ in excess of 25 FTE employees.
Agnini Family Dental Center
Miller Construction Management, Inc.
Black & Brew Coffee House & Bistro
Pilka & Associates, P.A.
Il Forno Restaurant & Pizzeria
Southside Package & Lounge
Sanlan RV Park
Foshee Jewelers Inc.
Robert T. Newsome Insurance Agency, LLC
Hubbell Eye Clinic
Small Business of the Year Recipients:
Scott Orthodontic Associates
Br>John Locke Painting
Troiano & Roberts, P.A.
Gulf Coast Avionics Corp.
Crown Printing, Inc.
Straughn Trout Architects
Laundry Lady Coin Laundry
Office Furniture Depot
Jim Williams Fence Company
Green Construction Services, Inc.
Zimmermann & Associates, Inc.
Lakeland Picture Framing, Inc.
Curry & Company
Oxford Lumber Company
Polk Pump & Irrigation Co., Inc.
Allen & Company
Higgenbotham Auctioneers International, Ltd., Inc.
Dixie Signs Co.
Florida Sheet Metal