Courtney McCool with the Huntsville Hospital Foundation won Young Professional of the Year. (Click photo to enlarge.)
Miranda Bouldin with LogiCore won the Russell G. Brown Executive Leadership Award. (Click photo to enlarge.)
The Chamber of Commerce recognized the efforts of some of the most generous and hardest working companies and individuals at the 28th Annual Small Business Awards Celebration Sept. 12 at the Von Braun Center.
Almost 1,000 Chamber members came out in their cowboy boots and jeans for the western-themed event sponsored by Regions Bank and hosted by WHNT’s Jerry Hayes and country music singer/songwriter Cristina Lynn.
“The Small Business Awards celebration was a huge success as we took time to recognize the accomplishments of our members,” said Pammie Jimmar, the Chamber’s manager of the Small Business division. “We could not have done it without the dedication and support of the SBA committee, led by Louis Michetti of Regions Bank, our Chamber staff, our sponsors and technical support team.”
The seven winners were chosen from 200 nominated companies and individuals.
Russell G. Brown Executive Leadership Award
Winner: Miranda Bouldin, LogiCore
Finalist: Jonn Kim, GaN
Finalist: Sandra Cepeda, Cepeda Systems & Software Analysis
Young Professional of the Year
Winner: Courtney McCool, Huntsville Hospital Foundation
Finalist: Cassie Scott, Leadership Huntsville/Madison County
Finalist: Regina Burnett, Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Nonprofit of the Year
Winner: HEALS, Inc.
Finalist: Junior Achievement of North Alabama
Finalist: Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, Inc.
Small Businesses with 51-350 employees category
Winner: A-P-T Research, Inc.
Finalist: Progress Bank
Finalist: PeopleTec, Inc.
Government Contracting category
Winner: PPT Solutions, Inc.
Finalist: Connected Logistics
Business & Professional Services category
Winner: NETWORx of Huntsville
Finalist: BID Designs, LLC
Finalist: 4SITE, Incorporated
Winner: Cepeda Systems & Software Analysis, Inc.
Finalist: Bangham Engineering, Inc.
Finalist: Brockwell Technologies, Inc.
The Huntsville Association of Small Businesses in Advanced Technology also presented a Small Business Advocate for Excellence Award, which was given to Phil Carey, vice president of Army Programs for WaveLink Inc. and president of HASBAT board of directors.
The Women’s Business Center of North Alabama’s Small Business presented a Start-up of the Year went to AVISTA Strategies, Inc.
|Small Businesses of the Year|
|4SITE, Incorporated||LEAN Frog Business Solutions, Inc.|
|A-P-T Research, Inc. (APT)||LESCO|
|Applied Technologies Group, Inc.||NETWORx of Huntsville|
|Bangham Engineering, Inc.||nLogic, Inc.|
|Bid Designs, LLC||On-Line Applications Research (OAR) Corporation|
|Brockwell Technologies, Inc.||PeopleTec, Inc.|
|Cepeda Systems & Software Analysis, Inc.||PPT Solutions, Inc.|
|Cline-Morin Associates Inc.||Progress Bank|
|The Commons 55+ Active Adult Community & Country Cottage Assisted Living||Salon Allure, Inc.|
|Connected Logistics||Secure Destruction Service|
|Erica Lane Enterprises, Inc.||Stoneridge Homes|
|Five Stones Research Corporation||Summit 7 Systems, Inc.|
|Huntsville Radio Service, Inc.||Systems Products and Solutions, Inc.|
|Integration, LLC||Trideum Corporation|
|Russell G. Brown Executive Leadership Award|
|Miranda Bouldin||Mark Johannes|
|Forrest C. Burke||Jonn Kim|
|Sandra Cepeda||Susan Klingel|
|Scott Edwards||Asher Turney|
|Joni Green||Margie Wiesman|
|Nonprofit of the Year|
|305 8th Street||Kids to Love Foundation|
|AIDS Action Coalition||Leadership Huntsville / Madison County, Inc.|
|Better Business Bureau||Mental Health Center of Madison County|
|Christian Women's Job Corps of Madison Co., AL, Inc.||New Hope Children's Clinic|
|Harris Home for Children||Nexus Energy Center|
|HEALS, Inc.||North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence|
|Huntsville Community Drumline||Still Serving Veterans|
|Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center, Inc.||The Arts Council, Inc.|
|Junior Achievement of North Alabama|
|Young Professional of the Year|
|Nicole Arsenault||Larkin Grant|
|Laurel Bailey||Courtney McCool|
|Regina Burnett||Cassie Scott|
|Whitney Dorning||Andrea Williams|