CCAA-BCA Partnership Names Alabama Small Business and Emerging Business Award Winners
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Dec. 3, 2021) – 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 Wheelhouse-Opp located in Opp. The Shoppes at Coldwater located in Tuscumbia was recognized with the Silver Award. The Bronze Award recipient was Frozen Rooster located in Leeds.
In the 1-10 employee category the Gold Award recipient was TVW Electrical Supplies, Inc. located in Decatur. The recipient of the Silver Award was Sawyer Solutions located in Pelham. Ellis Counseling, LLC located in Prattville was the recipient of the Bronze Award.
The 11-50 employee category the Gold Award recipient was Vivian Mora State Farm Agency located in Hoover. Recognized as the Silver Award recipient was Singin’ River Brewery Co. located in Florence. The Bronze Award recipient was Tug and Barge Solutions located in Daphne.
In the 51-100 employee category the Gold Award recipient was Fras-Le North America located in Prattville. The Silver Award recipient was Jalapeños in Tuscaloosa, and SPOC Automation located in Birmingham 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 45 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 CCAA/BCA 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 Acclinate, Birmingham; Bone’s Backstreet BBQ, Clanton; Creations Galore and Moore, Calera; Farmers Insurance-Philip Hall Agency, Gadsden; Hunters Run Bar and Grill, Monroeville; McClendon Bridals, Sylacauga; Mo’Bay Beignet, Auburn; Tankr, Tuscaloosa; The Southern Refinery, Prattville.
The “Alabama Small Business of the Year” finalists in the 1-10 employee category were Bama Pest Control, Mobile; Donahoo Physical Therapy, Sylacauga; Monroe Drugs, Monroeville; Outdoor Addition, Bay Minette; River Rocks Landing, Gadsden; Seed Creative, Tuscaloosa; Stacey’s Style Studio, LLC, Irondale; T. Fox SalonSpa, Hoover; Tanology, Auburn; The Blueroot Company, Birmingham.
“Alabama Small Business of the Year” finalists in the 11-50 employee category were Cox Pools Service Inc., Irondale; Hamliton’s on Magnolia, Auburn; Harvey’s On Noble, Sylacauga; Heritage House, Tuscaloosa; Marx Brothers, Inc., Birmingham; Montevallo Family Dentistry/Dr. Bobby Shunnarah, DMD, Montevallo; Silver Ships, Inc., Theordore; Super Bee Pharmacy, Rainbow City; Trustmark National Bank, Prattville; Ziebach and Webb Timber Company, Peterman.
“Alabama Small Business of the Year” finalists in the 51-100 employee category were Charles Dixon Industries, Inc., Pelham; Chick-fil-A Eastwood Village, Irondale; Osborn Foodservice, Gadsden; SPOC Automation, Trussville; The Hound, Auburn.
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.