Small Business Person of the Year!

Lois Gamerman of Soft Stuff Distributors, Inc.

Began in 1990 as a home-based business selling soft-serve ice cream & supplies, now having grown to occupying a 33,000 square foot warehouse with more than 40 employees, having expand their product line to offer produce, natural foods, beverages, kosher foods and Mid-Atlantic-sourced meats and seafood.

Accountant Advocate Award

David A. Jones

Attorney Advocate Award

Kellie N. Lego

Entrepreneurial Success Award

Rob Smith

Financial Services Champion Award

Melanie Reeder

Insurance Advocate Award

Melissa Geeslin

Small Business Person of the Year Award

Lois Gamerman of Soft Stuff Distributors, Inc.

The key to their company’s growth is sound management, creativity and a commitment to “deliver the good stuff”.

Rising Star Student Entrepreneur Award

Zachary Yeatman

Veteran Owned Small Business Award

Marcellus Wade

Young Entrepreneur Award

RJ Ritter

Woman-Owned Small Business Award

Joy Johnson

Having scaled manufacturing of her Joy of Beauty diabetic-friendly body care line featuring products that are vegan, cruelty free and toxin-free.

Family-Owned Small Business Award

Michael Garman and John Garman

Opened in 1921 as a wash and fold laundry delivery service, brothers Michael and John are the third generation owner operators, following in the footsteps of their parents, Otts and Diane.

Home-Based Small Business Award

Aaron Keel

Keel assists clients with advanced environmental compliance needs through strategic, cost-effective and productive solutions, focused using the three keys area of service of Natural Resources, Regulatory and Cultural Concerns and Due Diligence.

Minority Owned Small Business Award

Asrorjon Shukurov

Immigrated from Uzebekistan in 2005, Shukurov arrived in Colorado with just $200 and a small bag of clothes, having started as a single owner and operator in 2009.

Attorney Advocate Award

Kellie N. Lego

Lego worked her way from receptionist to owner of MVP, having worked valiantly and tirelessly to become an industry leader in immigration law. 

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