2017 Small Business Awards Honoree Announcement

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April 19, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Betsy Davies |Programs & Events Manager
Meridian Chamber of Commerce
208.577.2442 direct |betsy.davies@meridianchamber.org
Date: April 19, 2017        
Re: 2016 Meridian Small Business Award Winners
The Meridian Chamber is pleased to announce the Honorees for our 2017 Small Business Awards.  Awards will be presented to one Meridian business person and 4 Meridian businesses at a luncheon, sponsored by Zions Bank. The SBA Awards Luncheon is slated for Tuesday, May 2th from noon to 1:30 at the West Ada School District at 1303 E Central Drive in Meridian. The Luncheon is reservation only with a deadline of April 25th. To attend, please call the Chamber office at 888-2817 or RSVP online at http://bit.ly/2ol1N3I
Awards will be presented for the following:  
Business Person of the Year: Cassie Fontaine, Idaho Independent Bank
Small Business of the Year
1-10 employees: Snake River Pool & Spa, Meridian
11-50 employees: Harris & Co. CPA’s
51 + employees: Brighton Corporation
Philanthropic Business of the Year: High Desert Harley-Davidson
Honorees were selected by email ballot to a committee of previous SBA award recipients. Criteria for nomination includes:  being a person or business that contributes to the economic health of the community through exceptional business practices and customer service, demonstrates a high level of community involvement through participation in civic, community and Chamber projects and activities; and provides positive encouragement for employees to participate in community activities through company policy and process. 
Special Recognition will also be given to the following nominees:
1 -10 Employees: Country Financial, Fleet Feet Sports, HouseCheck, K&H Consulting, Treasure Valley Hearing & Balance
11-50 Employees: Great Harvest Bakery, Idaho Independent Bank
51 + Employees: T-O Engineers
Business Person of the Year: Daniel Simnitt – HouseCheck, Jacquie Elcox – Treasure Valley Hearing & Balance
Philanthropic: Kathy Chambers - State Farm, D.L. Evans Bank, HouseCheck
Betsy Davies, Programs & Events Manager
betsy@meridianchamber.org, (208) 888-2817