Cary Chamber Excellence Small Business Awards 2013

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Small Business Awards Luncheon

Smith & Smith, CPA at Excellence Small Busienss Awards

Smith & Smith, CPA at Excellence Small Busienss Awards

Last week our office had the pleasure of attending the Cary Chamber Excellence Small Business Awards luncheon.  The event was held at Embassy Suites in Cary and featured seven unique award categories; Innovation, Community Service, Green Plus, Employer, Entrepreneurial Award in Education, Charitable Partners and Small Business of the YearSmith & Smith, CPA was proud to be a table sponsor for the small business awards again this year (we were a winner back in 2011) and we had a wonderful table of clients, friends and family.

Green Plus Award Winner

Green Plus Award Winner

I currently serve on the Cary Chamber Board of Directors as Vice Chair for Member Business Services, so I was involved in the program by recognizing several winners.  I presented the Community Service Award (Wine and Design of Cary), the Employer of the Year (Masterpiece Home Improvements), and the Charitable Parterns Award (The Carying Place).  Kathy Burns, Chair for the Cary Chamber, presented the rest of the awards.  I was so happy for our friends (and fellow Rotarian) Alphagraphics (Ed & Carol LeClair) for their award in the Green Plus category (meaning they are using ‘green, energy efficient, and environmentally’ practices & materials in their workplace).

Blake and Dennis Sargent at the Small Business Excellence Awards

Blake and Dennis Sargent at the Small Business Excellence Awards

  Several honored guests were at the small business awards luncheon, including Mayor ProTem for the Town of Cary, Gale Adcock, and other elected officials.  Mike Gallagher of Huntington Learning Center gave out the Entrepreneurial Award to Panther Creek High School.  I’ve been a judge for that award in the years past and it is always an exciting one to see who wins!  Smith & Smith, CPA client, Tom Wyrick of WHIZard Academy for Mathematics & English read over the judges’ critique for the small business awards and introduced the judges.  This program makes you so proud to be part of the Cary Chamber…let alone the Cary Community!!!!!  Congrats to all of the winners from the small business awards luncheon!!!!  Everyone, include the nominees AND the winners, should feel proud! As always, thanks to My Girlfriend’s Closet for selecting the lovely black sheer layered dress for me to wear to this event!

Our CPA firm in Cary is growing and we are currently welcoming new clients.  Please check out our website for more information  http://www.smithandsmithcpa.com  We are never too busy to help a small business owner with their accounting/tax needs.  We welcome referrals!

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