The contenders are in!—37th annual Small Business Awards

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One of the three contenders for Culinary Business of the Year is Mason Dixon, also up for Woman-Owned business of the year. (Mason Dixon Bakery / Facebook)

2022’s Awards

Just last week, the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of their Best Places to Work awards. Now, the focus shifts to the Small Business Awards.

The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce just announced their list of contenders for the 2022 Small Business Awards. For the past 36 years, the Chamber has honored business across the county with awards that celebrate innovation and excellence in many categories of business. This year, there will be a total of 12 awards—ten for organizations and two for individuals. The winners will be announced at the Small Business Awards Gala on November 1st.

The List

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Burritt on the Mountain is one of the 18 contenders for Nonprofit of the Year. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

The categories include:

  • Culinary Business of the Year | Mason Dixon Bakery & Bistro, The Veggie and LJ’z Backyard Bayou
  • Emerging Business of the Year | 5 contenders, including Avalon Family Care, BrightEyed Brands and Dogtown West Furniture
  • Government Contracting – Professional Services Business of the Year | 7 contenders, including enGenius Consulting Group, LLC, PCI Productions and Stratagem Solutions, Inc.
  • Government Contracting – Technology Business of the Year | 15 contenders, including Avion Solutions, Gray Analytics and R2C Inc.
  • Medical Practice of the Year | Cove Chiropractic, Inc., HAPPI Health and Johnson & Hayes Physical Therapists
  • Nonprofit of the Year | 18 contenders, including Arts Huntsville, Burritt On the Mountain and Leadership Greater Huntsville
  • Professional Services Business of the Year | 14 contenders, including Capstone Realty, NXTSTEP Family Law and RCP Companies
  • Service Business of the Year | 6 contenders, including Century Automotive, Lee Company and the Von Braun Center (VBC)
  • Technology Business of the Year | Image in a Box, RippleWorx and Summit 7 Systems
  • Woman-Owned Business of the Year | 26 contenders, including Huntsville Magazine, Pure Barre Huntsville and The Learning Team – Grove Academy
  • Young Professional of the Year | 8 contenders, including Jimmy Morris, Jr. (Morris Builders, LLC), Kaki Morrow (Huntsville Botanical Garden) and Amy Roark (Missile Defense Agency)
  • Russell G. Brown Executive Leadership Award | 14 contenders, including Shannon Drake (Leadership Greater Huntsville), Scott Edwards (Summit 7 Systems) and Mandy Kilgore (Huntsville Community of Hope)

Last Year’s Winners

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Kids to Love won two awards in 2021. (Kids to Love / Facebook)

Here were some of the highlights of last year’s awards:

Stay tuned to hear who wins this year’s awards!

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Sarah Gronberg
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