Chamber Announces 29th Annual Business Champion of the Year Award Winners
MERRITT ISLAND, FL – The Business Recognition Committee (BRC) of the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce presented its Business Champion of the Year Awards to five area companies at its 29th Annual Awards Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 29, at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront.
The winners are:
Start-Up Business Champion: Ready. Set. Game;
Small Business Champion (1-25 Employees): A1A Optics;
Medium Business Champion (26-100 Employees): Fidelity Bank of Florida;
Large Business Champion: Dale Sorensen Real Estate
Non-Profit Business Champion: Friends for Animals Sanctuary
Nearly 200 chamber partners, their families and friends regaled in the event’s theme, Celebrating Success. Emcee of the evening was Greg Pallone, Anchor/Reporter at News 13. The keynote speaker was Mark Bontrager, Vice President of Space Operations for Space Florida.
All nominees for the awards were recognized. Representatives of the banquet’s major sponsors made presentations to the winners.
“It took a lot of hard work by several dedicated people to not only organize the awards ceremony, but to compile the nominations, evaluate the entries and make the difficult determination as to which companies would receive the honor of ‘Business Champion of the Year,’” said Joe Janson & Tom Vani, BRC Co-Chairs. “In light of the outstanding organizations that were nominated, choosing only one per category was not easy for our judges; they were all winners.”
Sponsors of the event included: Waste Management, Artemis, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida Today, Hometown News, AT&T, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Doubletree by Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, Achieve Beautiful Skin, Brevard Humane Society, Community Credit Union, Fidelity Bank of Florida, Flagnations, PIP Printing and Signs, Ready. Set. Game, The King’s Daughter Bridal Boutique & Formal Wear and Wild Ocean Market.
The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce was established in 1968 and serves Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Patrick Air Force Base, Port St. John, Rockledge, Palm Shores, Suntree and Viera.