Finalists Announced for Small Business of the Year

According to the judges for the Mobile Area Chamber’s 2016 Small Business of the Year award, the finalists this year were an impressive bunch.


Among their comments:

  • “They have a handle on the needs to expand their customer base with creative campaigns and marketing.”
  • “Their focus on developing a new line of business across diverse, yet related, markets speaks strongly of future growth.”
  • “The firm has taken a number of creative, innovative and necessary steps to ensure future expansion.”
  • “It appears they value employees as well as customers.”
  • “Longevity of client relationships speaks volumes.”


Finalists for Small Business of the Year are:

B&B Pet Stop, FusionPoint Media and Karen C. Simmons PC.


Together, these companies employ 59 people and have operated in Mobile 57 years.


On Wednesday, June 8, during the Chamber’s Small Business Awards luncheon, the winner will be revealed as well as the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year, E. Grace Pilot, co-founder of Pilot Catastrophe Services.


During the Small Business conference, the Chamber will offer three valuable professional development opportunities to increase business growth. Topics include matching small businesses and potential lenders, addressing critical legal issues and engaging employees in the innovation process.


Click here to read The Business View – May 2016