To select the 2016 SCORE Awards honorees, we asked our clients to nominate their businesses, share their accomplishments and explain how SCORE helped them achieve their dreams. Below are this year's winners.
Outstanding American Manufacturer Small Business Award - Homestead Beer Co.
Homestead Beer Co. is focused on making the best craft beer in Central Ohio and getting that beer on every restaurant, bar and kitchen table across the state.
Award Presented by Sam's Club
Outstanding Community-Impact Small Business Award – Fit to Recover
Fit to Recover provides a unique “4-Pillar Recovery Model” that includes exercise, nutrition, community service and creativity for those in recovery.
Award Presented by MassMutual
Outstanding Diverse Small Business Award – GaBBy Bows
GaBBy Bows invented the Double-Face Double-Snap Barrette that won’t slip out of hair, no matter the type or length.
Award Presented by AT&T
Outstanding Encore Entrepreneur Award – Eric & Christopher
Eric & Christopher design, screen print and sew animal pillows, tote bags and wall art based on photographs taken at local farms, farm sanctuaries and friends’ homes.
Award Presented by FranNet
Outstanding Franchise Small Business Award - Home Helpers Home Care, South Tulsa
Home Helpers is the nation’s leading franchise specializing in comprehensive home care for seniors, new mothers and individuals needing recuperative and continuing assistance.
Award Presented by The UPS Store
Outstanding Green Small Business Award - Zeponic Farms, LLC
Zeponic Farms is a hydroponic urban agriculture company providing fresh, high-quality produce that is farmed by the special needs and autism community for the local market.
Award Presented by Kimco
Outstanding Innovative Small Business Award - Specs4Us
Specs4Us stands for Superior Precision Eyewear for Children who are Special, and their mission is to improve the sight and quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome by providing custom frames that fit their unique needs.
Award Presented by Verisign
Outstanding Job-Creator Award - Barkly
Barkly connects pet owners to top-quality dog walkers on-demand, through a custom smartphone app.
Award Presented by Intuit
Outstanding Woman-Owned Small Business Award - Copiosity
Copiosity is a luxury greetings and paper product design company which creates gift wrapping paper, greeting cards, stationery and decorative party supplies.
Award Presented by Constant Contact
Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Award - Carmel Honey Company
Carmel Honey Company started as a 5th grade homework assignment and now sells pure, raw, premium honey and honeycomb online and wholesale.
Award Presented by Deluxe Corporation
Senate Small Business Champion
House Small Business Champion
SCORE Chapter of the Year
2016 American Small Business Championship Awards
At the event, we also honored the grand champion and finalists of the 2016 American Small Business Championship Awards: Ninja Park Obstacle and Fitness Training Gym, Copiosity and Extendher.
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