The Business Council of Alabama (BCA), in collaboration with the Alabama Chamber of Commerce Association (Alabama Chamber of Commerce), Yesterday, we announced the winners of the 2023 Small Business of the Year Awards.
The awards ceremony took place during the Partnership's annual general meeting at The Club in Birmingham, where 46 finalists were celebrated for their impact across the state and local community.
The event, held less than a week after Small Business Saturday, focused on the important role small businesses play in the state's economy, representing 99.4% of Alabama's businesses.
“The Small Business of the Year Awards exist to recognize, celebrate and promote small businesses that are making outstanding efforts to support their communities and improve our state. We are proud to recognize some of the state's most impressive small businesses that exemplify passion, dedication, and dedication,” said Helena Duncan, BCA President and CEO. Stated. “Local businesses are the sponsors you see on Little League jerseys, high school football games, community charity events, and more. They are the heart of Alabama communities and deserve to be celebrated every day.”
Local chambers of commerce across the state submitted nominations for the Small Business of the Year award. Finalists were evaluated by an out-of-state panel of judges based on each company's community involvement, chamber participation, business success, and overall qualifications.
“As we spotlight this year's Small Business of the Year Award winners, we are reminded that small businesses are not just the backbone of our state's successful and resilient economy, but the powerhouse of our state's successful and resilient economy.” said Paige Hutt, president and CEO of the association. Alabama Chamber of Commerce Association. “All of our nominees, finalists, and award winners are stewards of their communities and our state. Their dedication to improving communities across Alabama is evident in everything they do, and we all I'm grateful for that.
This year's awards had four categories: Emerging Small Businesses, 1-10 Employees, 11-50 Employees, and 51-100 Employees.
Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth also attended the event, highlighting the state's commitment to recognizing and supporting the achievements of the small business community.
The winners in each category are as follows.
Broadway Spinal Care brings a holistic approach to health care, offering chiropractic care, Pilates, and personalized advice on nutrition and exercise to help with injury recovery and pain relief. Founded by Dr. By Jonathan Douglas and Tara Douglas, May 2022 Broadway Spine Care is committed to our core values of “treating people the way we want to be treated.” Their holistic approach to patient care considers factors such as environment and emotion to provide comprehensive care for each patient who walks through their doors.
The Douglass actively advocate for chiropractic care and extend its impact beyond the practice by leading efforts to increase education and internship opportunities. As an avid supporter of the B.B. Comer Memorial Library's Summer Reading Program, the City's Pickleball Tournament, the Feral Dogs at the Avondale Mill, the Historic Planning Commission, the Arts Council, the Beautification Council, and the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce, Broadway Spine Care is a proud supporter of Sylacauga deeply rooted in the community. Notably, the Broadway Spine Care Wall serves as an art gallery, offering free space for local artists to display their work.
In recognition of its outstanding contributions to both health care and community development, Broadway Spine Care, Inc. has been recognized as Alabama's Emerging Small Business of the Year.
Founded in January 2019, Pinhoti Outdoor Center provides planning, support, shuttle and hostel services for those exploring outdoor recreation areas around Sylacauga, Alabama. Co-owners Kim and Nathan Wright built their business with a mission to encourage, educate, empower and facilitate people of all skill levels to enjoy Alabama's outdoor spaces with confidence.
Known as your source for all things Pignoti, the center offers amenities such as clothing, kitchen, laundry, and lodging, making it an essential resource for visitors and hikers. In addition, the Pignoti Outdoor Center actively promotes local business by providing shuttle service for hikers to local restaurants and shops, works with the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce to offer free hiker registration, and Provides data on hiker demographics and numbers to local communities.
Named the 2023 Alabama Small Business of the Year, Pinhoti Outdoor Center promotes community, innovation, and dedication by attracting visitors, supporting local businesses, and instilling a deep appreciation for the region's natural resources. It embodies the spirit of
Lawrence Paint & Hardware and Moseley Industrial Supply stand as the epitome of a unique and impactful business model under the visionary leadership of owner John Barry Roberts. Since 2011, Mr. Roberts has led Moseley Industrial Supply to success with contracts with Lockheed Martin and other large companies, and in 2018 Mr. Roberts acquired Lawrence Hardware, leading two local institutions to They combined to create a dynamic force in Troy, Alabama.
Moseley & Lawrence's motto is “A Kingdom-Oriented Company,” and we stand on three pillars: prayer, God's Word, and radical Biblical generosity. Moseley & Lawrence allocates 20 percent of successful budgets to initiatives that are “biblically generous.” The company's philanthropic efforts, which began with support for missionaries, have expanded to include local organizations addressing critical needs such as orphans, children in need, and local and international missionaries.
Mosely Industrial Supply received the 2014 Lockheed Martin Small Business Award.
Lawrence Paint & Hardware and Moseley Industrial Supply stand out as beacons of success in Troy, Alabama through a commitment to excellence, community service and a higher purpose.
Founded in 1939, when electricity was a wonder, WEC has remained dedicated to illuminating the rural landscape of southeast Alabama known as the Wiregrass region.
WEC currently serves more than 19,000 members across Houston and Geneva counties and portions of Dale, Coffee, Covington and Henry counties in Alabama. The company's extensive network of 3,200 miles of transmission lines epitomizes connectivity, and its dedicated team of 62 employees ensures that the energy needs of its members are adequately met. .
WEC's commitment to leadership is evident in its active commitment to economic development initiatives, including the growth of Dothan-Geneva County, employee participation in Leadership Dothan, and collaboration with the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce.
WEC's unwavering commitment to the Wiregrass region includes Silent Heroes of the Wiregrass, Wiregrass Teach of the Month, Radio Lineman of the Week spotlighting local high school athletes, AREA Youth Tours, and memorabilia donations. This is further demonstrated through support for various initiatives such as: Construction of a power transmission tower on Geneva County E-911, development of the Geneva County Industrial Park, and sponsorship of Southeast His Alabama Works WOW. Additionally, his WEC's Operation Roundup, a program designed to harness the collective strength of its members, has surpassed his $1 million in funds allocated to local community projects.