Small Business of the Year Award finalists named



Twelve top Tarrant County businesses have been selected as finalists in competition for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Small Business of the Year Award, presented by NORTHSTAR Bank of Texas.

Winners will be announced at a reception prior to Mayor Betsy Price’s State of the City address March 4 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

“Small businesses are the foundation of Fort Worth’s economic success and represent more than 80 percent of the Chamber’s members,” said Chamber President and CEO Bill Thornton. “The prestigious annual Small Business of the Year Award salutes those that operate with exemplary Best Practices.”

Finalists were selected by a group of business professionals, MBA or Entrepreneur Center students at TCU’s Neeley School of Business and past award winners who are members of the Small Business Council Committee.

Finalists, by category, are:

Emerging Business (in business less than 3 years):

> Altitude Trampoline Park, Fort Worth’s first indoor trampoline park and a recognized example of safe recreation for health-conscious families and individuals.

> Synergy HomeCare, provider of personalized non-medical homecare services for those who need assistance with daily activities, including companionship, homemaking and personal care.

> Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC, a law firm specializing in the handling of federal criminal matters, family law and civil cases.

1-10 Employees:

> Affairs Afloat Balloons, providing “wow”-effect balloons ranging from small gifts to large-scale tradeshow displays.

> Precise Energy Products, Inc., providing the oilfield services industry with products such as nitrogen, cementing, wireline and coiled tubing units.

> Smat Consulting, INC, a full-service website provider, including website development, hosting services, search engine optimization and domain-based email management.

11-50 Employees:

> Broadie’s Aircraft, an aviation maintenance and repair center for corporate, private and charter aircraft and the oldest continuously operating business at Meacham International Airport.

> OCG PR, a full-service, minority/woman-owned public relations agency built on collaborative relationships that connect clients with diverse communities.

> The Starr Conspiracy, a strategic marketing and advertising agency, the largest in Tarrant County, specializing in enterprise software and service companies.

51-150 Employees:

> Firefighting’s Finest Moving & Storage, Inc., an expanding full-service moving company specializing in a wide range of services from moving, packing and crating to shipping and storage.

> InterConnect Wiring, a global force in the manufacturing of aerospace products such as electrical wiring harnesses, power distribution panels and modification kits.

> SkiHi Enterprises, Ltd., a commercial mechanical contractor performing mechanical HVAC and plumbing services for customers such as Cook Children’s Hospital and TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium.

Additional sponsors for the 2015 Small Business of the Year Award program are TCU’s Neeley School of Business, Tarleton State University – Southwest Metroplex Center, Renaissance Worthington Fort Worth Hotel, and the Fort Worth Business Press.




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