Staff Report

The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce congratulates the area businesses that have been named 2013 Small Business of the Year Award winners. Nearly 300 guests celebrated the winners that were announced during the annual Gala held in October inside the Sheraton Tampa East Hotel’s Grande Ballroom. The winners were: One to Five Employees – You Say When Yogurt Shoppe; six to 15 Employees – Brandon Open MRI; 16 plus Employees – Sencommunications, Inc.; Home-Based Business – TakeOut Butler; Minority and Woman Owned Business – Carr Pediatric Dentistry

Annually, this awards gala recognizes and honors small businesses within the Greater Brandon area that have demonstrated leadership, positive growth and development, creativity, and integrity in operating a business, as well as a commitment to community services.

Erik Butler, who just received this year’s top award for Home-Based Business said, “I appreciate that fortunately, we simply deliver food and not vital organs for life-saving surgical procedures. However, being recognized as the home-based GBCC Small Business of the Year affirms our focused commitment to serving our community in ways that make our business about so much more than just delivering food. We are honored and blessed.”

The 2013 event is the 32nd annual celebration of local businesses that featured an innovative theme and program including a video tribute to the 15 finalists and past winners.

The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Small Business of the Year Award Gala Title Sponsor was Bank of Tampa-Brandon Division. Additional sponsors included Hanna, Lemar & Morris, C.P.A.’s, P.A., Tampa Bay Times, Brown’s Trophies, Inc., Celestar Corporation, Fancy That Specialty Linens, Sheraton Tampa East Hotel, Extravaganza Productions, Huth & Booth Photography and Tampa Bay DJ.


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