After a record number of applications were submitted, the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists in this year’s Business of the Year Awards. Finalists were chosen after a panel of impartial judges from throughout our community volunteered to carefully review and score each application in the category they applied.

Here are this year’s Business of the Year Award Finalists:

Commitment to the Environment

Jones Edmunds, Solar Impact, Water Air & Research

Community Involvement Award

Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate – Thomas Group, Bogin Munns & Munns, Cade Museum, Scorpio

Employer of the Year

Conference Catalysts, Florida Credit Union, PHOS Creative

Leading Women’s Business

Arena Counseling & Wellness, Celebrate Primary Care, Pure Aesthetics

New Business Award

KidStrong, PeopleSolutionsNow, The Hatchetbury

Technology Company of the Year

Exactech, PHOS Creative, Slice Engineering

Small Business of the Year

Elevated Design and Construction, IndepenDANCE Studio, ServPro Alachua County West, The Selling Factory, Touching Hearts at Home

Large Business of the Year

Florida Credit Union, Gainesville Health & Fitness, Infotech, Tioga Town Center

Small Nonprofit of the Year

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida – Alachua, Rebuilding Together, The Education Foundation

Large Nonprofit of the Year

Catholic Charities, Community Hospice & Palliative Care, Haven Hospice

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award

Community Hospice & Palliative Care, Exactech, Infotech


All are welcome to join on Wednesday, December 1 at the University of Florida Performing Arts Center to celebrate and toast all these outstanding businesses. The evening will kick-off with cocktails and registration at 5:30PM followed by the awards ceremony at 7:00PM.

Hosts for the evening will be Jason Hurst of Colliers International, and Soly Schrack of Comfort Temp. And of course, it wouldn’t be a party without the live music and performance by Elio Piedra!

Recommended attire: Wear White on White.

General Admission Tickets are only $35 and will go on sale shortly.

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