The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 2017 Small Business of the Year Awards at a ceremony on Wednesday, October 18, at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. More than 600 attendees celebrated the accomplishments of Tampa Bay’s small business community and toasted the evening’s big winners. This year’s event was presented by BB&T and Frazier & Deeter and represents the 37th year the Chamber has recognized this key segment of the region’s economy. Small business awards were presented in three categories based on the number of employees and a fourth business category honoring a startup company. Companies are evaluated on financial success, community involvement and ethical business practices. An award was also presented to the Outstanding Small Business Leader of the Year.
The 2017 Small Business of the Year Award winners are:
Outstanding Leader: Vincent J. Cassidy, President & CEO, Majesty Title Services, LLC Over the last decade, Vince Cassidy has built Majesty Title Services, LLC from the ground up. He is unwavering in his determination to execute his vision and grow the firm. Vincent is the backbone of the organization and selflessly gives of himself to his team and community. Majesty Title Services, LLC is a full-service Title & Settlement Agency, headquartered in Tampa. Their mission is to provide the finest, most innovative title solutions in the industry.
Startup: VetCor LLC VetCor LLC is a restoration company that solves water and mold damage challenges in commercial and residential properties. They differentiate themselves by primarily deploying former members of the U.S. military as service technicians. Their mission is to provide exceptional service to customers and provide great value to their corporate partners, while creating meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities for our Nation’s Heroes – Sustaining a Legacy of Service!
5–20 Employees: Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA For over 34 years, Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA has provided first class, client-centered legal services in every area of complex family law. With a team of fourteen, they provide concierge-type legal services specializing in complex family law issues, including divorce litigation and collaborative processes, premarital and post-marital agreements, cohabitation agreements, paternity, custody and parental responsibility, alimony, child support, and post-judgment modifications.
21–50 Employees: Davis Industrial Davis Industrial, formerly BMG Conveyor Services of Florida, is an industrial services company that specializes in conveyor maintenance, metal fabrication, and power transmission. Acquired in 2008 with three employees, they now have two facilities located in the Palm River area that house their operations with 32 full time employees. On February 2, 2017, they re-branded as Davis Industrial to fully encompass their ever-growing product offering and service capabilities.
51–250 Employees: NewSouth Window Solutions NewSouth Window Solutions custom manufactures, sells and installs high performance, energy efficient windows and doors with hurricane impact options. NewSouth has grown to be a force in the Florida window and door market. There are two divisions in which their factory brings products to the consumer. The retail division is factory direct to homeowners for replacement projects. The commercial division, Doers Window, manufactures and installs windows and doors to the multi-family market: apartments, hotels, assisted living facilities and student housing.