2014 Small Business of the Year nominations begin

More than half of the chamber’s current membership employs five full-time employees or less, corroborating the spirit of our Small Business of the Year Award as a testament to the free enterprise system.

Nomination forms for potential award recipients will be distributed to the general membership, as well as posted on the Denton Chamber web site and FaceBook page. Nominees are primarily considered on business-related accomplishments as of December 31, 2014, and may include a combination of comparable growth indices, innovation, and the ability to overcome adverse circumstances.

Locally-owned Links Construction was named the Small Business of the Year for 2013.  The award for 2012 went to Rose Costume; and Denton Depot, co-owned by our current Board Chair, Larry Parker, received this honor for 2011.

Small Business of the Year 2013

Erik Clark, Vice President of Membership, presents the Small Business of the Year award to Links Construction.

Rose Costumes Small Business of the Year 2012

Small Business of the Year 2012 recipient, Judy Smith of Rose Costumes (center), stands with Cathy Keeler, Small Business Development Center NCTC, and keynote speaker Herbert Austin, Director of Dallas – Fort Worth U.S. SBA

Small Business of the Year 2011

Larry and Tonya Parker of Denton Depot, Small Business of the Year 2011.

The Small Business of the Year Award has been a standing initiative of the Denton Chamber for the past 29 years.  Marcus Watson, co-owner of Little Guys Movers heads the chamber Small Business Initiatives Committee and will oversee the nomination process.  Little Guys Movers received the Small Business of the Year Award for 2008.

Criteria and definitions change from year-to-year, but candidates must be a locally-owned and managed business in operation for no less than two years, and, of course, be a member of the Denton Chamber.

The Small Business of the Year award for 2014 will be presented during the next Denton Chamber Membership Luncheon on February 27, 2015.

By: Chuck Carpenter

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