Congratulations to the 2010 HRCC Small Business of the Year
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce recently held its 26th Annual Hampton Roads Small Business of the Year Awards.
A panel of judges selected five businesses (one from each Southside city) to honor. Judges included: Jim Carroll, Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads, Inc.; Caron Crouse, Goodman & Co., LLP; Joseph Donnelly, Donnelly Real Properties, LLC; Roslyn Houston, Old Dominion University; and Shepelle Watkins-White, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. The winning businesses were chosen based on financial performance and business history, staff training and motivation, community involvement, business plan, growth, and customer service and satisfaction.
The finalists for the Small Business of the Year title were: Eastern Virginia Family & Cosmetic Dentistry: Dr. A. Jeffrey Weisberg and Dr. Barclay K. Weisberg (Chesapeake); A. Reddix & Associates (Norfolk); Bayside Harley-Davidson (Portsmouth); Bennett's Creek Farm Market & Deli (Suffolk); and the overall winner of the 2010 Small Business of the Year; Classic Air's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Virginia Beach).
Photos courtesy of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
Todd Kletz, owner of Classic Airs One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning in Virginia Beach, was awarded the 2010 Hampton Roads Small Business of the Year Award
Cathy Wiltse, Associate Director of the Virginia Small Business Development Center Network; Susan Lee-Merrow, Project Manager, Virginia Small Business Development Center; Mark Klett, President & CEO of Klett Consulting Group, recipient of the Virginia Veteran Owned Small Business award from the Virginia Small Business Development Center; and Jim Carroll, Vice President for Small Business, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Small Business Development Center of H.R., Inc
Dr. Jeffrey Weisberg and Dr. Barclay Weisberg of Eastern Virginia Family & Cosmetic Dentistry; Maurice Slaughter of Bayside Harley-Davidson and his wife Cynthia; Todd Kletz of Classic Airs One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning; Angela Reddix of A. Reddix & Associates; Jodie Matthews and Martha and Jim Shirley of Bennetts Creek Farm Market & Deli; and Charles Schue, President & CEO of UrsaNav, who received the Impressions in Print Leadership Award
Neal Crawford, President of Monarch Bank, addressed the crowd. Monarch Bank was the Presenting Sponsor of the Chambers Small Business of the Year Awards
The Chambers Small Business of the Year Awards luncheon was emceed by Ed Power, Publisher of Inside
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