Chamber Announces Small Business of the Year Finalists

MOUNT PLEASANT – Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.


In the Mount Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance, more than 250 businesses have less than 25 employees. Those businesses contribute over $60,000 to the Chamber annually and collectively, small business accounts for more than 1200 jobs in the community.


“Every day, small businesses are working to grow their business, create jobs, and improve their community.” said Kristi Perry, Executive Vice President of the Mount Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance.


To showcase small business, the Mount Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance is pleased to announce that Small Business Week will be celebrated May 3-7, 2021. In conjunction, we are pleased to announce the five finalists for the 2021 Small Business of the Year award. Congratulations to Airport Road Vineyard/Crossfit Teo, Big Dog Tattoos, Jason Smith Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Little Mexico and Zeglen Construction.


Small Business Week will kick-off with a celebration at Pilot Grove Savings Bank on Monday, May 3 at 8:00 am and will commence with the announcement of the Small Business of the Year at a special luncheon on Friday, May 7 at 11:30 am at the Mount Pleasant Golf & Country Club. Other events that week will include Alive After Five at American Eyecare on Wednesday, May 5 and ribbon cuttings at each of the finalists throughout the week.


Small Business Week is made possible by these sponsors:  Platinum-Pilot Grove Savings Bank; Gold-AllenMitchell, LLP

and KILJ Radio. Our Silver sponsors are Access Energy Cooperative, CECO Building Systems, Moutrie Trucking, Southeastern Community College and Team Staffing Solutions.