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Small Business Awards

Celebrating Excellence: Highlights from the 34th Annual Sarasota Small Business Awards

| Suncoast Post Staff |

The Sarasota Chamber of Commerce recently concluded its prestigious 34th Annual Small Business Awards ceremony, sponsored by the Herald-Tribune Media Group. Held at The Ora Ballroom in The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, the event brought together over 600 guests to honor outstanding local businesses across ten distinct categories. Following the awards presentation, a special reception, generously supported by Gulfside Bank, provided an opportunity for sponsors, winners, and finalists to network and celebrate their achievements.

Small Business Awards

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists who continue to shape Sarasota’s vibrant business landscape. Here are the highlights of this year’s award recipients:

  • 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
  • Non-Profit 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.

We extend our gratitude to all the sponsors whose support made this event possible. Your commitment to recognizing excellence in Sarasota’s business community is truly commendable. For more information about the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and its initiatives, please visit or call 941-955-8187.

Graphics from Sarasota Chamber & Deposit Photos

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