Small Business Awards

Sarasota Chamber Announces 27 Finalists of the 2023 Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business Awards

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce (GSCC) is excited to announce the 27 finalists of the 2023 Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business Awards. The awards luncheon presented by the Herald-Tribune recognizes leading local member businesses in nine categories.

WHAT:            2023 Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business Awards
          Hyatt Regency Sarasota | 1000 Boulevard of the Arts
Friday, June 23, 2022 | 11:30 AM – 1:15 PM
$75 for Sarasota Chamber members;  $95 for non-members;

$900 (Gold sponsor, ten seats) or $700 (Silver sponsor, five seats)

Finalists in each category are judged based on several areas, including innovation of product or service, business growth, and their contributions to the community. The member businesses selected as finalists of the 2023 Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business Awards are:

Small Business Award
Express Employment Professionals
One Stop Housing, LLC
Wealth Strategies Partners

Medium Business Award
Florida Elevator, Inc.
JMX Brands

Large Business Award
Dutchman Hospitality Group
FCCI Insurance Group
First Watch Restaurants, Inc.

Community Impact Award
All Faiths Food Bank
Catalist Realty LLC
Rise & Nye’s

Minority Business Award
Aginto | A Digital Agency
Herrera Psychology
Jah Movement

Non-Profit Award
Education Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc.
Humane Society of Sarasota County
Sarasota Ballet of Florida, Inc.

Rising Star Award
Castle Concierge
The Breakfast Company
Town Square Sarasota

Woman Owned Business Award
MakSchu LLC
Stage Door Studios, Inc.

Workforce Development and Innovation Award
Children First
PGT Innovations
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System

“Our Chamber is all about celebrating small businesses,” says President/CEO Heather Kasten. She adds, “this award ceremony gathers more than 500 community members to honor and recognize the people and the local businesses behind our region’s rapid growth – after all, small businesses are the heart and soul of our community.”

To learn more about the award categories, please visit our website’s SBA 2023 finalists page.

To register for the 2023 Small Business Awards, please visit our event page.

Table sponsorships –   $900 (Gold sponsor, ten seats) or $700 (Silver sponsor, five seats) for Chamber members.

Individual tickets – $75 for Chamber members and $95 for non-members.

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact

Additional event sponsors include: Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, Boat Guys, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP, Kerkering Barberio, Bank of America, Hyatt Regency Sarasota, HH Staffing, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Gulfside Bank, The Bank of Tampa, Palm Printing, Tommy’s Express Car Wash, Storm Smart, Wealth Strategies Partners, Florida Light & Power.

Photo from Sarasota Chamber

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