Business of the Year AWARDS

Coming Friday, May 31, 2019!
Scroll down for more information and last year’s highlights!

- Informational Packet - for 2019 BOYA *undergoing revisions

A Look at the Winners!

Our Business of the Year Award (BOYA) team reviews each application looking for the outstanding attributes.

We are currently revising ALL associated paperwork for 2019.  Please check back soon!

Jackie, Dave and Kathy!

Thank you for a wonderful event today! Business of the Year is always a terrific way to celebrate so many successes!
Great event organization, program, lunch and networking!
Many compliments to your committee and staff!

- Melinda Mudge

Director of Sales, HarborChase

GREAT BOYA Event !!!! You rock!!

- Maryann Terry

Executive Director, United Way South Sarasota County

“Great Event!”  

-Dr. Ryan Hale

State College of Florida, Manatee- Sarasota

I just wanted to share how much we enjoyed today’s luncheon!!  Y’all were upbeat, on target, and hysterical!!  Thank you for not only what you do, but how you did it, today!! 

- Kelly Olliver

Owner, British Open Pub

Winner Large Business of The Year 2018:  

Owner: Jess M. Fronckowiak
j2solutionsinc.com

j2 Solutions, inc.

J2 Solutions specializes in project performance within complex, densely occupied facilities that require the highest level of precision and professionalism. These unique projects alone set them apart from many others in their industry and, unlike most of their competitors, J2 opts to self-perform much of their work, rather than subcontracting such functions. This strategic combination resonates with their clients as roughly 80% of J2’s business comes from repeat customers: a very high figure for a construction firm! In the end, J2’s focus is to provide peace of mind in dealing with the many headaches that accompany the construction process. Much of J2’s success has been driven by the clear vision, concise goals, and central values set by the organization’s leaders. J2 sincerely values all employees while holding everyone accountable to high performance standards. The company’s leadership team recognizes that some employees may become “rockstars” – highly proficient at their specific job duties – while others may become “superstars” who look to climb the leadership ladder. Communication with employees is paramount to J2’s culture and the onboarding process for new team members includes various required reading meant to reinforce the company’s values. J2’s growing construction team is headquartered here in Venice, enabling the company to employ team members locally and give back to our community. In fact, J2 often donates their skills, talent, and knowledge in a silent fashion through their “Fixing Broken Promises” program, which is designed to help at-need community residents finish construction projects where the contractor walked away. The company’s commitment to superior performance, community service, operational efficiency, and the betterment of all employees undoubtedly distinguishes J2 Solutions as a Business of the Year recipient!

 

 

 

Suncoast Business Technologies/

Ring Authority

This year’s winner for Medium Business of the Year was selected for the following reasons (and beat out several other close candidates): The judges felt that this business is a true leader in their field. In an industry that faces incredible challenges in this day and age, this particular organization has found ways to set themselves apart from the others and lead their industry in new directions. This organization works with their clients to assist them with today’s problems, tomorrow’s challenges and whatever the future may hold. Not only are they helping their customers solve problems, but they are providing a great work environment for their employees and as they grow and expand, they continue to employ more and more individuals. The owners provide a great work environment for their employees including regular professional development, annual bonuses and flexibility so employees can manage their family priorities. This company contributes money, time and their services to many local charities and community organizations. They were extremely proactive during last year’s Hurricane Irma in making sure their clients and their families received the support they needed to get through the aftermath of the storm. This year’s Medium Business of the Year state that they “serve our community and the friends we call clients with pride and dedication to excellence.”

Winner Medium Business of The Year 2018:

Owners: Chuck Walker, Kevin Baylor
suncoastbiztech.com

Winner Small Business of The Year 2018:

Owners: Stacey Kroll & Stephanie Steffens
sistersforseniors.com

Sisters for Seniors

The small business category, this year, highlighted the caliber of owner-lead businesses serving our community. Although each of the 6 nominees demonstrated passion for their field, endurance through the ups and downs, and involvement in our community, one company stood apart. It is common to see a small business incorporate family; it is far less common to see a small business truly embody family. Fully understanding each other’s strengths and weaknesses. This pair works impressively well, together. They each pull on knowledge from their past work and family endeavors to build on their current task at hand. Even in the difficult undertaking of adding employees, this business searches for that particular person ready to treat clients like their own family! Impressively, this team didn’t just pull out their business plan to complete their application for this award, they live and breathe it! They actively work with accountability coaches to set goals, short and long term, and they achieve them! Even putting all this thought and effort into their business, this humble team still finds the time to chair chamber committees, organize fundraisers and expos, work with Venice High School Booster clubs and be recognized as Business of the Month and Woman of the Year!! Enhancing their client’s quality of life while providing the best possible in home care, Sisters for Seniors is a small business that truly touches the soul!

Compass Property Management, LLC 

Although in the category of “new” business, this new business is one that has been years in the making with a business plan that began over a decade ago as a “pastime”. This plan, polished through experience and the influence of family and friends, became a reality in October of 2015, when the owner was able to acquire business from another local company who had become overwhelmed. In an industry that has unfortunately been viewed with negativity in the past, this company is determined to stand out for their “positive perspective.” With education, experience, and some of the most innovative software available, they are accomplishing this goal. Providing high quality property management services for annual and seasonal short-term rentals in the greater Venice Area, your 2018 Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award in the New Business category goes to Compass Property Management. 

Winner New Business of The Year 2018:

Owners: Owners:Jeremy and Charlene Myers
CompassPM.net

Not-For-Profit/Non-Profit of The Year 2018:  

TheTwigCares.com

The TWIG

The small business category, this year, highlighted the caliber of owner-lead businesses serving our community. Although each of the 6 nominees demonstrated passion for their field, endurance through the ups and downs, and involvement in our community, one company stood apart. It is common to see a small business incorporate family; it is far less common to see a small business truly embody family. Fully understanding each other’s strengths and weaknesses. This pair works impressively well, together. They each pull on knowledge from their past work and family endeavors to build on their current task at hand. Even in the difficult undertaking of adding employees, this business searches for that particular person ready to treat clients like their own family! Impressively, this team didn’t just pull out their business plan to complete their application for this award, they live and breathe it! They actively work with accountability coaches to set goals, short and long term, and they achieve them! Even putting all this thought and effort into their business, this humble team still finds the time to chair chamber committees, organize fundraisers and expos, work with Venice High School Booster clubs and be recognized as Business of the Month and Woman of the Year!! Enhancing their client’s quality of life while providing the best possible in home care, Sisters for Seniors is a small business that truly touches the soul!

Sample video highlights from 2018

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors

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BOYA chair, Jackie Griese or Staff Team Liaison, Debra Mattar

 

 

WINNERS RECEIVE digital promotion and award designation WEB & email BADGES.

Our mission is to promoting the growth & success of our member businesses!

Because of the prevalence of digital media, we now equip our winners with new, special digital award badges for 2018 for this honor from the chamber.

Congratulations to Winners and Partners for a Fantastic Year!

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Coming Friday, May 31, 2019!