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Chamber names 2014 Small Business Award winners

Eight local companies honored for outstanding contributions

Eight local businesses received the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Small Business Award. Presented annually, the awards honor local small and micro businesses for their significant contributions as drivers of economic growth throughout the region.

“Small businesses make up over 90 percent of our city’s businesses. These awards are an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and excellence of San Diego’s local small businesses and the contribution they make to our regional economy,” said Chamber CEO Jerry Sanders.

For nearly 20 years, the Chamber has recognized small and micro businesses that are leaders in the San Diego regional business community. This year, nearly 70 companies submitted entries with a total of 27 finalists chosen.

The winners in each category were named at the Small Business Awards Mixer June 17 at the Omni Hotel downtown. Sponsored by ESET, the annual event also serves as an opportunity for small and large businesses to come together to learn how the regional business community can better work together.

2014 San Diego Small and Micro Business Award Winners include:

Outstanding Emerging Business of the Year

·Gap Intelligence (small)

·Customer Service Advantage Inc. (micro)

Most Innovative Product or Service

·Goodsnitch (small)

·Binational Emergency Medical Care Committee (micro)

Excellence in Customer Service

·My Lineage Inc. (small)

*Workplace Learning & Performance Group (micro)

Most Innovative Marketing Campaign or Concept

·San Diego Magazine (small)

·TEAM PHUN (micro)

Award winners were evaluated by eight judges who reviewed criteria for each award category. After rating each submission, the micro and small business with the highest score was selected as the winner for each award category. Award winners and finalists were presented with a special plaque or certificate and are listed on the chamber’s website.

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