2017 Small Business Awards

In its 27th year, The Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business Awards recognizes member businesses and individuals with locally owned and operated business in six categories. Named in honor of the late Frank G. Berlin, Sr., whose legacy in the community and untiring support of The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce epitomized the hopes and dreams of contemporary business entrepreneurs. We thank the Berlin Foundation for lending his name and financial support to our Small Business Awards program.

The categories for the 2017 Small Business Awards include:

Health Care & Wellness Organization of the Year
Sponsored by: Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
To qualify for the Health Care/Wellness category, applicants must be an active and operating organization in the field of health and wellness.

Retail Business of the Year
Sponsored by: Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
To qualify for the Retail category, applicants must be a locally-owned and operated "bricks and mortar" retail business.

Hospitality & Tourism Organization of the Year
Sponsored by: Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
To qualify for the Hospitality & Tourism category, applicants must be an active and operating organization in a service-based environment.
Examples might include: Restuarants, Lodging, Attractions, etc.

Professional Services Business of the Year

Sponsored by: Hyatt Regency Sarasota

To qualify for the Professional Services category, applicants must have professional designation.
Examples might include: Law Firm, Accounting Firm, etc.


Non-Profit Organization of the Year
Sponsored by: Kerkering, Barberio & Co.
To qualify for the Non-Profit category, applicants must be a local 501(c)3 or 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization registered in the State of Florida.

Products & Services Business of the Year
Sponsorship Available
To qualify for the Product & Services category, applicants must provide a product or service.
Examples might include: Cleaning Companies, Lawn Service, etc.


Top Honor Overall Small Business of the Year
Sponsored by: Herald Tribune Media Group
*For this award, the winner will be selected from the winners of the six categories listed above.

Applications for the Small Business Awards closed on March 7.

 


Photo Credit: Concept Digital Media

The 2016 Small Business Award Winners include:

Small Business of the Year
Sponsored by: Herald-Tribune Media Group 
Gorilla Kleen

 Young Professional of the Year
Sponsored by: Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Heather Williams

Cultural Organization of the Year
Sponsored by: Hyatt Regency Sarasota 
The Circus Arts Conservatory

Retail Business of the Year
Sponsored by: Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Woman's Exchange, Inc.

Health Care/Wellness Organization of the Year
Sponsored by: Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
Team Tony Cancer Foundation

Non-Profit Organization of the Year
Sponsored by: Kerkering, Barberio & Co.
Cat Depot

 

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