Winners have been announced of the Gwinnett Chamber’s annual Small Business Awards. The program named ten winners among the best in the region for exceptional business practices and entrepreneurial excellence.
Nick Masino, president and CEO, Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett, noted in the awards presentation that “Ninety-nine percent of all businesses in Georgia are small businesses, making this industry a critical component to the future of our economic health and well-being. We are honored to champion these amazing individuals and organizations through today’s program and want to congratulate the nominees, finalists, and winners on their incredible success this year.”
Rikki Klaus, producer for CNN, emceed the awards program, calling out each of the ten winners by name and category to come to the stage and receive their award. Category winners included:
- Community Contributor Award – Annandale Village;
- Culture Creator Award – Virguez Law;
- Emerging Entrepreneur Award – Elizabeth M’balu Oke – PivotPath;
- Founder Award – Grace Fricks – Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs;
- Launch Award – Byron Hospitality;
- Minority-Owned/Woman-Owned Business Award – 32 Pearls Family Dentistry;
- Small Business (0-5 Employees) Award – Cartridge World (Lawrenceville);
- Small Business (6-24 Employees) Award – El-Amin Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute;
- Small Business (25+ Employees) Award – Capital Restoration; and
- Support System Award – Atlanta Chinese Entrepreneurs Club.
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