Small Business Leader of the Year Recipients

1985 - Leslie H. Garner - Garner Wholesale

1986 - Parker Overton, Jr. - Overton's Inc.

1987 - Durwald Harris - Harris Supermarkets

1988 - Richard R. Miller - R.R. Miller Construction, Inc.

1989 - Edgar D. Murphrey, Jr.  - CopyPro, Inc.

1990 - Donald J. Edwards - University Book Exchange

1991 - Kelly Barnhill - Hendrix Barnhill Co., Inc.

1992 - Linda Thompson - Hanks Homemade Ice Cream

1993 - Bobby R. Boyd - Boyd Associates, Inc.

1994 - Mike Aldridge - Aldridge & Southerland Realtors

1995 - Patricia W. Schmidt - Brookcliff Publishers

1996 - Mark & Carol Anter - Little Caesars Pizza

1997 - Janet Carpenter - CPA/PFS, CFP

1998 - Susan Daughtry - Greenville Times

1999 - Connie Corey - First Choice Properties

2000 - Kathy Deal - FIT Weight Control Systems

2001 - Henry Hinton - Inner Banks Media, LLC

2002 - Jehu Taff - Taff Office Equipment

2003 - Lorie Stox - Pizzaz

2004 - Phil Flowers - Rock Springs Center

2005 - Emily Coffman - Faulkner & Associates Advertising | Richard R. Cox - Richard R. Cox, CPA

2006 - Mary Parsons - Parsons & Robinson Insurance

2007 - Linda Tripp - Carolina Court Reporters, Inc.

2008 - Will Daugherty - Evolve, Inc.

2009 - Bryant Kittrel & Stan Armstrong - Kittrell & Armstrong, LLC

2010 - Jenni Kolczynski - Jenni K. Handcrafted Jewelry

2011 - Polly Piland - State Farm Insurance

2012 - Lawrence Behr - LBA Group, Inc.

2013 - Bennie Hardy & Kim Braxton - Page & Smith, P.A.

2014 - Brian Churney & Tim Kirian - TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

2015 - Billy Ray Smith, MD - Eastern Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

2016 - Matthew Scully - The Scullery Coffeehouse and Creamery

2017 - Ashley-Nicole Russell - The Law Offices of Ashley-Nicole Russell, P.A.

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