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Dr. Billy Ray Smith Accepts 2015 Small Business Leader of the Year from 2014 winners, Tim Kirian (L) and Brian Churney (R) of Two Men and a Truck


The Chamber places a great deal of importance on small business in the Greenville and Pitt County area.  Each year at the Small Business Awards Breakfast, the Chamber presents the Small Business Leader of the Year award and First Citizens Bank presents the "Forever First" Award.

The Small Business Awards Breakfast will be held May 2, 2017 at 8:00 a.m at the Holiday Inn.

Click here to view a list of past recipients

Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Kate Teel or call (252) 752-4101 ext. 228 to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

Submit your electronic nomination for the Small Business Leader of the Year below or click here to print and fill out a hard copy of the nomination form.

Nominees will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Nominees must be in good standing as a member of the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce.
  • They must be an owner, partner, or major shareholder of the business and active in its day-to-day management.
  • They must be established locally in the same business for at least 5 years.
  • Business must have less than 50 employees.
  • They must demonstrate community leadership by participating in community activities and contribution of his or her personal time, effort, and resources.
  • They must demonstrate exemplary business practices, including the use of quality products and/or services and conducting business in a facility with an attractive image.

Please submit this form to the Chamber no later than Friday, March 10, 2017.


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