Alabama’s 2023 Small Business of the Year award winners were announced Wednesday at a combined annual meeting and ceremony hosted jointly by the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama at The Club in Birmingham.
“The Small Business of the Year Awards exist to recognize, celebrate, and promote small businesses for their notable efforts in supporting their communities and bettering our state. BCA is proud to honor some of our state’s most impressive small businesses as they exemplify resilience, passion, and commitment,” said BCA President and CEO Helena Duncan. “Local businesses are the sponsors you see on little league jerseys, high school football games, and community philanthropy events.”
“They are the heart of Alabama communities and deserve to be celebrated every single day.”
The awards were comprised of four categories: Emerging Small Business, businesses with 1 to 10 employees, businesses with 11 to 50 employees, and those with 51 to 100 employees.
The award winners from each category were:
- Emerging Alabama Small Business of the Year category: Broadway Spinal Care
- 1 to 10 employees category: Pinhoti Outdoor Center
- 11 to 50 employees category: Lawrence Paint & Hardware and Moseley Industrial Supply
- 51 to 100 employees category: WEC
Paige Hutto, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, echoed Duncan’s sentiments.
“As we shine a spotlight on this year’s Small Business of the Year Award winners, we are reminded that small businesses are not just the backbone but the driving force behind a successful and resilient state economy,” said Hutto. “All of the nominees, finalist, and winners are stewards of their community and our state.”
“Their dedication to elevating communities throughout Alabama is evident in all that they do and for that we are all grateful.”
In Alabama, 99.4% of businesses are small businesses.
Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.