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Small Business of the Year

Applications for the 2023 Small Business of the Year will open in March 2023. An independent selection committee will select three finalists to be honored at the Mobile Chamber’s Small Business of the Year, BOA/BOD Reception on July 15, 2023 where the winner will be announced.

A volunteer committee will confidentially review and evaluate all submissions and choose the finalists from the information provided in the following areas:  Business Growth, Operations and Impact; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Business Strategy; Customer Service and Market Strategy; and Community Involvement.

Criteria:

  • In business at least five years; Mobile Chamber member for three years
  • Have 100 or fewer employees
  • Solid financial base
  • Demonstrates sales growth/profit or unit growth/new product line/expanding number of employees/innovative initiatives
  • Evidence of good business practices
  • Community service contribution(s)
  • Be a privately-owned, for-profit entity (franchise companies are not eligible)
  • Headquartered in Mobile, Baldwin or Washington Counties

Finalists:

  • Featured in the Business View Weekly Email Newsletter, on the Business View Blog, on social media and on the Chamber lobby monitors.
  • Introduced at a Chamber Board of Directors meeting.
  • Featured as a Small Business of the Year Finalist on billboards around Mobile.
  • All finalists will be nominated to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year competition and are strongly encouraged to apply.

Winner:

  • Recognized as Small Business of the Year in the Business View Weekly Email Newsletter, on the Business View Blog, on social media and on the Chamber lobby monitors.
  • Featured on the Chamber’s Small Business of the Year webpage banner throughout the year.
  • Featured as a Small Business of the Year on billboards around Mobile.

Previous Finalists & Winners:

2022 Small Business of the Year
Altaworx
Finalists: Mount Man of Mobile LLC and Walk & Wags Inc.

2021 Small Business of the Year
Silver Ships
Finalists: Bama Pest Control and Easy Heating & Cooling

2020 Small Business of the Year
Calagaz Printing
Finalists: JJPR and WaveFly

2019 Small Business of the Year
BCM Morring Co. Inc.
Finalists: Crow Shields Bailey PC and Stewart Lodges at Steelwood

2018 Small Business of the Year
BlueFish
Finalists: Harper Technologies and Lagniappe

2017 Small Business of the Year
3 Echoes Production
Finalists: Altaworx and Waite’s Cleaners

2016 Small Business of the Year 
B&B PetStop
Finalists: FusionPoint Media and Karen C. Simmons PC

2015 Small Business of the Year
McAleer’s Office Furniture
Finalists: American WeatherStar and Wilson-Dismukes Inc.

Application

Applications for the 2023 Small Business of the Year will open in March 2023. At that time you will be able to complete and submit the online application.