CCAA-BCA Partnership Names Alabama Small Business and Emerging Business Award Winners
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Dec. 4, 2020) – The Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama and the Business Council of Alabama today announced the twelve “Alabama Small Business of the Year” and “Emerging Small Business of the Year” award winners during the CCAA-BCA annual meeting here.
Winners were awarded at three levels, Gold Award, Silver Award and Bronze Award in four different categories, Emerging, 1-10 employees, 11-50 employees and 51-100 employees.
In the Emerging category the Gold Award recipient was Lucy’s located in Auburn. Bama in a Box located in Troy was recognized with the Silver Award. The Bronze Award recipient was Market Shoppes located in Wetumpka.
In the 1-10 employee category the Gold Award recipient was Marble City Pharmacy located in Sylacauga. The recipient of the Silver Award was John Emerald Distilling Company located in Opelika. Alabama World Travel located in Montgomery was the recipient of the Bronze Award.
The 11-50 employee category the Gold Award recipient was Calagaz Printing located in Mobile. Recognized as the Silver Award recipient was JNJ Apparel located in Tuscaloosa.The Bronze Award recipient was Induron Protective Coatings located in Birmingham.
In the 51-100 employee category the Gold Award recipient was Chuck’s/Five Bar out of Tuscaloosa. The Silver Award recipient was Niffer’s Place located in Auburn and Airtek Construction located in Troy was recognized as the Bronze Award recipient.
“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 44 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 “virtual” CCAA/BCA Partnership Annual Meeting.
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 BC Fitness, Bay Minette; Coastal Alabama Insurance & Financial Services, LLC, Gulf Shores; Cole’s Ice Cream and Coffee, Monroeville; Family Home Furniture, Millbrook; Kids First Pediatric Urgent Care, LLC, Florence; River Towne Real Estate Group, Gadsden; Session Bar, Tuscaloosa; Stacey Little Media, Prattville; Trailwares, Sylacauga; Wyndy, Birmingham.
The “Alabama Small Business of the Year” finalists in the 1-10 employee category were Blooming Fabulous, Bay Minette; Dana’s Floral Design, Prattville; Eat My Beats, Tuscaloosa; Elite FlooringAmerica, Decatur; Front Porch Grill, Millbrook; Hornsby Farms, Auburn; JJPR, Daphne; Rainbow International Restoration, Gadsden; Sarcor, LLC, Birmingham; Stastka Insurance Agency, Inc., Robertsdale; The JReed Agency, LLC, Opp; United Bank, Monroeville; and WQZX Radio Q94 Haynes Broadcasting, Greenville.
“Alabama Small Business of the Year” finalists in the 11-50 employee category were BWS Technologies, Prattville; Campbell Development, LLC, Gadsden; Heritage South Credit Union, Sylacauga; R&R Contractors, LLC Monroeville; Tacorita, Auburn; and The Wash, Millbrook.
“Alabama Small Business of the Year” finalists in the 51-100 employee category were Exchange Bank, Gadsden; Valley Rubber, LLC, Falkville; and LongHorn Steakhouse, Prattville.
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