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Best Western Plus, MindGear Labs, Others Win Big at Madison Chamber’s Small Business Awards

MADISON, Alabama – The top small businesses in Madison were honored Thursday night during the Madison Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Awards celebration.

Presented by Redstone Federal Credit Union, the event was held at the Jackson Center in Cummings Research Park and featured Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong as the keynote speaker.

Awards were given in five categories, including Ambassador of the Year, Startup of the Year, Excellence in Leadership, Community Servant and Small Business of the Year.

Here is the list of winners provided by the Madison Chamber:

Small Business of the Year: Best Western Plus – Madison/Huntsville

Finalists/Nominees: Progress Bank, Rocket City HR, Grogan Jewelers, Valpak of North Alabama, STI Electronics, Blue Pants Brewery, Dietrich Rentals, Children’s Theater of Madison, Durham Orthodontics, Madison Village Retirement Community, Ability Plus and Allstar Medical

Startup of the Year: MindGear Labs

Finalists: Last Resort Guns and Sady’s Bistro

Excellence in Leadership and Service: Beth Martin of Progress Bank

Finalists/Nominees: Jay Klos of Grogan Jewelers, Tracy Gallimore of Crye-Leike Real Estate Services and Cheryl Webb of Visiting Angels and I Heart Media

Community Servant of the Year: Larry Muncey of Madison Police Department

Finalists/Nominees: Keith Bedsole of Ability Plus, Deborah Barnhart of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and Robby Parker of Madison City Schools

Ambassador of the Year: Kimberly Hardee of IBERIABANK

Finalists: Zelda Lanza of Crye-Leike Real Estate Services, Tracy Gallimore of Crye-Leike Real Estate Services, David Barrett of Barrett Insurance, Cheryl Webb of Visiting Angels, and Larissa Moore of Progress Bank

October 17, 2014

Lucy Berry | By Lucy Berry |

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