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.
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