BRANDON — The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce has named the semifinalists for the 2013 Small Business of the Year Award. Winners will be named at the awards gala on Oct. 17 at the Sheraton Tampa East Hotel, 10221 Princess Palm Ave..
The awards recognize local small businesses for their leadership, growth and development, creativity, integrity and commitment to community service.
This year's semifinalists are: 1-5 employees — Magruder Agency Inc.; You Say When Yogurt; Lambert Law Offices, P.L.; Minuteman Press; Zipperer's Funeral Home; 6-15 employees — Crosstown Stor-N-More Self Storage, LLC; Applied Sciences Consulting Inc.; Bivins & Hemenway, P.A.; Brandon Open MRI; 16-plus employees — Livingstone Academy/Bay Life Academy; Sencommunications Inc.; Delaney Creek Lodge; Pilka & Associates, P.A.; Alvarez Plumbing Company; home-based business — the Waiting Game Publication; Take Out Butler, LLC; ION Apparel & Advertising Specialties; Traventours Events and Excursions Inc.; Yard Guards on Doody, LLC; minority- or women-owned — Teachers' Helper; Julie's Walk-In Closet; Level Hair Studio; law office of Ingrid M. Hooglander; and Carr Pediatric Dentistry.
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