The BCA-CCAA Partnership Names Small Business and Emerging Business Award Winners
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Dec. 2, 2016) – The Business Council of Alabama and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama today announced the three “Alabama Small Business of the Year” and “Emerging Small Business of the Year” award winners during the BCA-CCAA annual meeting here.
The winner in the 1-10 employee category is King’s Olive Oil of Gadsden. The winner in the 11-50 employee category is Good People Brewing Co. of Birmingham, and the winner in the 51-100 employee category is the Montgomery law firm of Capell & Howard.
Spicer’s Music LLC is the winner in the “Emerging Small Business of the Year” category.
“Alabama’s Small Business of the Year” awards presented annually by the BCA and the CCAA recognize small businesses in employee-number based categories. They are considered to be the state’s very best small businesses based on a variety of civic and professional standards. The Emerging Small Business of the Year award is the fourth award given each year.
This year 32 small businesses were named as finalists for “Alabama’s Small Business of the Year” awards. All of the award finalists were recognized and honored at the BCA/CCAA Partnership Annual Meeting/Luncheon at The Harbert Center in Birmingham.
In 2003, the grassroots efforts of CCAA were strengthened when The Partnership was formed between the BCA and the CCAA. The BCA/CCAA Partnership is the first of its kind in the United States and has become a model for other states. Together, the two groups represent the interests and concerns of over 1 million working Alabamians.
In the “Emerging Small Business of the Year” category – operating less than 5 years – the finalists in alphabetical order were Brik Realty, Trussville; The Coffee Shoppe, Selma; ConcertCare, Birmingham; Copeland Security Group, Prattville; Domke Market, Mobile; Finishing Touches, Monroeville; Little Bridge Marina, Rainbow City; Popcorn Pizzazz, Montgomery; Southern Dixie Auto Repair, Clanton; and, Spicer’s Music, LLC, Auburn.
The “Alabama Small Business of the Year” finalists in the 1-10 employee category were The Art Room Gifts & Framery, Monroeville; Bryant Bank, Trussville; Willie Durham State Farm Agency, Montgomery; Furniture City, Robertsdale; Holt Insurance Agency, Bessemer; King’s Olive Oil, Gadsden; Mark’s Mart, Selma; Karen C. Simmons, P.C., Mobile; Superior Pecans, Eufaula; Swell Fundraising, Birmingham; and, WWIC-AM 1050, Scottsboro.
“Alabama Small Business of the Year” finalists in the 11-50 employee category were B&B Pet Stop, Inc., Mobile; Captain D’s, Scottsboro; The Factory, Gadsden; Fuller Building Supply, Inc., Selma; Good People Brewing Company, Birmingham; Massey, Stotser & Nichols, P.C., Trussville; and, C. Weil Enterprises, Montgomery.
“Alabama Small Business of the Year” finalists in the 51-100 employee category were Oak Trace Care and Rehabilitation Center, Bessemer; Capell & Howard, Montgomery; Exchange Bank of Alabama, Gadsden; and, Kassouf & Co., P.C., Birmingham.
The Business Council of Alabama is Alabama’s foremost voice for business. The BCA is a non-partisan, statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly 1 million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. The BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.
The Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama consists of Chambers of Commerce, their executives and staff, and members of business and community organizations that directly serve chamber of commerce work in Alabama. The CCAA has a long tenure as the preeminent organization serving Chamber of Commerce professionals, and the Chambers of Commerce they represent. The organization exists to strengthen the vital role local Chambers of Commerce play in economic and community development. The CCAA provides its members with exceptional services in the areas of advocacy, professional development, and communication of issues that affect the local business community and is a clearinghouse for business-related information, peer-to-peer networking opportunities and other contacts that serve the needs of local Chamber of Commerce professionals.