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Chamber recognizes Best in Business

Matt Curtis Real Estate won 2016 Best Business of the Year at the Best in Business Awards, presented by Madison Chamber of Commerce. CONTRIBUTED
Matt Curtis Real Estate won 2016 Best Business of the Year at the Best in Business Awards, presented by Madison Chamber of Commerce. CONTRIBUTED
MADISON – Madison Chamber of Commerce presented the 2016 Best in Business Awards to spotlight businesses, groups and individuals who are assets to the Madison community.
Rocket Republic Brewery Company in Madison hosted the event on Oct. 18. The annual event formerly was named “Small Business Awards.”
“There was a tremendous buzz in the community leading up the event, as many of our finest businesses have been nominated to receive one or more of the prestigious awards,” chamber executive director Pam Honeycutt said. “An independent panel of judges worked hard, evaluating and scoring each businesses nomination package.”
The award ceremony “was a wonderful evening of food and fellowship as we recognized and honored the successful businesses that shape our economy,” Honeycutt said.
Matt Curtis Real Estate won a top honor as Best Business of the Year for 2016.
The list of other 2016 category winners follows:
* Start-Up Business of the Year — Insanity Complex
* Community Servant of the Year — Lee Marshall of Kids to Love Foundation
* Health & Wellness Business of the Year — Hogan Family YMCA
* Home & Living Business of the Year — Matt Curtis Real Estate Inc.
* Food Service of the Year — Rocket Republic Brewing Company Inc.
* Excellence in Leadership & Service — Matt Curtis
* Small Business of the Year — This Side Up Moving
* Non-Profit of the Year — Kids to Love Foundation
* Ambassador of the Year — Raul Piers, Redstone Federal Credit Union
Other qualified and outstanding businesses, organizations and individuals were nominated for awards. The list of 2016 category nominees follows:
* Start-Up Business of the Year — Old Black Bear Brewing Company
* Community Servant of the Year — Anthony Graham, RUFF
* Health & Wellness Business of the Year — Eagle Rehab Physical Therapy
* Home & Living Business of the Year — Opie Balch Realty LLC
* Food Service of the Year — Publix Super Markets Inc.
* Excellence in Leadership & Service — Vicki Morris of Face to Face Marketing
* Small Business of the Year — Old Black Bear Brewing Company
* Non-Profit of the Year — Rotary Club of Madison
* Best Business of the Year — Kids to Love Foundation
Madison Chamber of Commerce’s address is 130 Park Square Lane inside Hogan Family YMCA. For more information, call 256-325-8317 or email pam@madisonalchamber.com or visit madisonALchamber.com.

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