Gainesville Chamber Holds 2013 Business of the Year Awards

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Business of the Year Awards on Wednesday at the Best Western Gateway Grand. In attendance were hundreds of representatives from the Gainesville area’s business community, Mayor Ed Braddy and Congresssman Ted Yoho.

The two top awards – Best Overall Small Business (less than 25 employees) and Best Overall Large Business (25+ employees) – went to PeerFly and Infinite Energy, respectively.

Other winners included:

  • Best Non-Profit – Peaceful Paths
  • Leading Women’s Enterprise – Proactive Tax & Accounting
  • Best Minority Business Award – neutral7
  • Best New Business – Mobiquity
  • Best Business Expansion – RTI Surgical
  • Best International Business – Mindtree

This year’s awards ceremony was hosted by University of Florida graduate, Student Maid founder and two-time Leading Women’s Enterprise winner Kristin Hadeed. This year’s awards celebrate “Innovation that Inspires.”

“It is a pleasure to celebrate the best Gainesville business and provide recognition to the companies that best demonstrate what we are building here in our region,” said Mitch Glaeser, chair of the Gainesville Chamber’s board of directors. “Our local businesses and their innovative practices are what make our community more competitive, more advanced and more attractive to companies and talent than anywhere else in the world.”

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