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Announcing the Contenders for the 2018 Small Business Awards!

Congratulations to the Contenders!

We’re excited to announce the Contenders for the 2018 Small Business Awards! The event is Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the Von Braun Center. Register here.

Woman-Owned Business of the Year
Aetos Systems, Inc.
Haley’s Flooring & Interiors
Muscled Up Movers LLC
Soles Dance Center
Techni-Core Network Services

Note: Asterisks below indicate additional contenders for the Woman-Owned Business of the Year category.

Culinary Business of the Year
Carlton’s Market & Catering
Earth and Stone Wood Fired Pizza*
Liberated Specialty Foods, Inc.*
Old Town Stock House*

Emerging Business of the Year
Big Shake’s Hot Chicken & Fish
Fernandez Financial Group
genWHY Communication Strategies*
Green Mountain Legal Services*
Jell’s 4 Ever BBQ
Renew Medical Spa
Rocket City Digital
State Farm Insurance – Morgan Breakfield

Government Contracting – Professional Services Business of the Year
Davidson Technologies, Inc.*
DEFTEC Corporation*
Five Stones Research Corporation*
HigherEchelon, Inc.
IronMountain Solutions, Inc.
Onyx Aerospace
PZI International Consulting, Inc.
Thompson Gray, Inc.
Victory Solutions, Inc.*

Government Contracting – Technology Business of the Year
Aleta Technologies, Inc.
Canvas, Inc.*
CFD Research Corporation
Cortina Solutions, LLC*
enGenius Consulting Group
Government Energy Solutions
Hill Technical Solutions, Inc.*
Nobletech Solutions, Inc.
R2C Support Services
Shape Fidelity*
Simulation Technologies, Inc.
Strata-G Solutions, Inc.*
Troy 7, Inc.*

Local “Creative” of the Year
Image in a Box*
Kaboom Crash Media
Noble Chefs
Pizzelle’s Confections, LLC*
Red Brick Strategies, Inc.

Medical Practice of the Year
Flint River Dental*
Limbaugh Orthodontics*
Maynor and Mitchell Eye Center
The Surgery Center of Huntsville

Nonprofit of the Year
Arts Huntsville
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Alabama
Christian Women’s Job Corps of Madison County, AL, Inc.
Community Ballet Association
Crisis Services of North Alabama, Inc.
Downtown Rescue Mission
For Life Ministries, Inc.
Huntsville Committee of 100
Huntsville Museum of Art
Land Trust of North Alabama
Montessori School of Huntsville
New Hope Children’s Clinic
Women in Defense – Tennessee Valley Chapter

Professional Services Business of the Year
AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists
Amanda Howard | Sotheby’s International Realty*
Armstrong Relocation Company, LLC*
Capstone Realty
Chapman Sisson Architects
Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate
Keel Point, LLC
Kord Technologies, Inc.*
Rachel Brown Homes*
Rosenblum Realty, Inc.
SweetWater Marketing, Inc.*

Service Business of the Year
Candy’s Corporate Cleaning
Commercial Flooring Services, Inc.
Deaf Access*
Good Samaritan Hospice of Madison*
Hiley Automotive Group
Matt Curtis Real Estate, Inc
New Beginnings Family Law, P.C.*
Riverstone Solutions, Inc.*
Roto Rooter
Yellowhammer Brewing, Inc.

Technology Services Business of the Year
Archarithms, Inc.
Cricket Wireless-Westbury Square
Summit Information Solutions, Inc.*

Young Professional of the Year
Stephanie Bastiaans, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Hollie Beaver, AD4! Group, LLC
Erin Bloxham Curtis, Canvas, Inc.
Candice Finnila, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Abby Lee Harmon, Alabama Media Group Huntsville Times
Kyla Kelly, FirstBank
Crystal McKone, Old Town Stock House
Rachel Moudy, JHNA, Inc
Geoffrey Otieno, Harris Home For Children
Kristina Sexton, NXTSTEP Family Law, P.C.
Eric St. John, Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate
La’Berrick Williams, Jell’s 4 Ever BBQ
Anne Wood, Nexus Energy Center

Russell G. Brown Executive Leadership Award
Carmine Bailey, Bailey Consulting Services
Austin Boyd, Whitespace Innovations, Inc.
Donna Coleman, Aetos Systems, Inc.
Ethan Couch, Yellowhammer Brewing
Matt Curtis, Matt Curtis Real Estate, Inc
Janet Gabel, Crisis Services of North Alabama
Jonathan Hard, H2L Solutions, Inc.
Candice Hayes, Candy’s Corporate Cleaning
Joshua Herren, Yulista Holding, LLC
Amber James, New Beginnings Family Law, P.C.
Kimberly Lewis, PROJECTXYZ, Inc.
Mary Elizabeth Marr, Thrive Alabama
Corey Martin, MartinFederal
Jamie Miller, Mission Multiplier
J. Brent Romine, nou Systems, Inc.
Annie Saylor, Simulation Technologies, Inc.
Joey Shelton, TriVector Services, Inc.
Jeff Showalter, JHNA
Suzanne Taylor, Fleet Feet Sports
Lynn Troy, Troy 7, Inc.
Patrick Walton, enGenius Consulting Group
Karockas Watkins, Ability Plus
Frank Williams, Landers McClarty Dodge Chrysler Jeep
Robert Wilson, R2C Support Services