South Tampa Chamber announces 2024 Business of the Year winners

The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce honored winners of this year’s Business of the Year awards at a ceremony at the Westshore Grand Hotel Wednesday, recognizing members that have demonstrated leadership, positive growth, development and integrity in operations as a business, and as a commitment to the community. 

“Our Business of the Year Awards (ceremony) is an opportunity to recognize and honor the remarkable achievements of our member businesses, non-profits, and leaders, that have made significant contributions to the economic and social fabric of South Tampa. It’s a chance for us to come together as a community and celebrate the passion, dedication, and hard work of these outstanding organizations,” South Tampa Chamber President and CEO Kelly Flannery said.

Award categories include recognition for small, medium, large or emerging businesses; minority-owned business; nonprofit; innovation; community impact; business leader; and young professional. Two dozen businesses, organizations and community leaders were selected by a panel of judges from a pool of nearly 80 applicants. 

Winning the inaugural COMPASS Award recognizing leadership in community outreach, mentorship, partnership, advocacy, support and stewardship was Old Republic Title. 

Other award winners, by category, include: 

— Small business winner: KatPro Technologies Inc.

— Medium business winner: Integrated Security Consultants

— Large business winner: Urban E Recycling

— Emerging business winner: Pure Health & Hormone Center

— Minority-owned business winner: HEALTH + GLOW Primary Care and Med Spa

— Community impact winner: ABC Events

— Innovation winner: KatPro Technologies Inc.

— Small nonprofit winner: Rehabilitation of the Heart

— Large nonprofit winner: Children’s Cancer Center

— Young professional winner: Ryann Halo, Salon Halo 

— Business leader winner: John Couris of Florida Health Sciences Center/Tampa General Hospital

The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce was established in 1926. Today, it has 600 member businesses, organizations and individuals working together to make the South Tampa Community a quality place to live, work and play. 

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