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Small businesses honored at Sarasota Chamber event

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  • | 12:45 p.m. June 24, 2024
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Thirty local businesses were honored at the June 21 Greater Sarasota Chamber’s annual Frank G. Berlin Sr. Small Business Awards.

The event, which attracted more than 600 people to the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, 30 businesses in 10 categories were announced. The winners and finalists were:

Small Business Award 

(1-25 employees, sponsored by Sarasota Bradenton International Airport) 

  • Winner: Express Employment Professionals
  • Creative Arts Academy
  • Wealth Strategies Partners

Medium Business Award 

(25-150 employees, sponsored by MidFlorida Credit Union)

  • Winner: Berlin Patten Ebling, PLLC
  • Kellogg & Kimley, Inc.
  • PPi Technologies Group

Large Business Award 

(150+ employees, sponsored by Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP)

  • Winner: Roofing By Curry
  • Harmar
  • Sarasota Ford

Community Impact Award 

(sponsored by Kerkering, Barberio & Co.) 

  • Winner: Catalist Realty LLC
  • CMSA Scholz, Oswald and Shaffer
  • Sarasota Memorial Health Care System

Minority Business Award 

(sponsored by Bank of America) 

  • Winner: Aginto | A Digital Agency
  • AGA Tax and Consulting Services, LLC 
  • Castle Concierge

Woman-Owned Business Award 

(sponsored by Herald-Tribune) 

  • Winner: Fly Dance Fitness
  • MamaZen
  • Music Compound

Rising Star Award 

(sponsored by HH Staffing Services) 

  • Winner: OnPlace
  • 26 West Center, State College of Florida
  • Angotti Design

Workforce Development & Innovation Award 

(sponsored by CareerSource Suncoast) 

  • Winner: FleetForce Truck Driver Training
  • Diversified Material Specialist (DMSI)     
  • RITE Technology

Nonprofit of the Year Award

(sponsored by HBK CPAs & Consultants)

  • Winner: Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County
  • Operation Warrior Resolution
  • Senior Friendship Centers

Hospitality of the Year Award

(sponsored by Visit Sarasota County)

  • Winner: Gecko’s Hospitality Group
  • Winner: Michael’s On East Restaurant & Catering
  • The Bay Park Conservancy, Inc.


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