Small Business Awards & Gala




Small business is truly the heart of the Gaston County economy, and small business owners comprise the majority of Partnership/Chamber membership. The Small Business Awards & Gala celebrates the essential role small business plays in our economy and recognizes member businesses who demonstrate outstanding vision and success. All Chamber Partners are invited to attend this very special event.


2018 Small Business Award Nominees

The Vision Award
Sponsored by PNC Bank
McAdenville Table & Market/Sammy's Pub
Davenport Designs & Print
Cavendish Brewing Company

The Inspiration Award
Sponsored by Multiple Choice Inc.
Pam & Bill Joles; International Minute Press
Jim & John Bailey; McAdenville Table & Market
Dr. Mark Epstein; Total Bond Vet

The Commerce Award
Sponsored by Lowery Financial Group

Level 1
(Under 15 Employees)
NB Technologies
International Minute Press
Cutting Edge Fabrication

Level 2
(16-50 Employees)
Courtview GYN
Webb Custom Kitchen
Berry's Container Service

Level 3
(50+ Employees)
The Gaston Gazette
Piedmont Plastic Surgery
Gastonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

The Champion Award
Sponsored by Carolina Trust Bank
Mullen Holland and Cooper Law
Creative Solutions
Carothers Funeral Home

The Young Entrepreneur Award
Sponsored by Gastonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Elijah Morey
"Elijah's Xtreme Gourmet Sauces"
Anderson Crowder
"We Digitize It"
Destiny Feemster
"Queen Camp"