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Small Business Week will conclude with the Small Business of the Year Awards Celebration. Come out and help us celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Small Business of the Year award. One of the five finalists will be named the 2017 Small Business of the Year!
Finalists for the Small Business of the Year Award and schedule of events throughout the week include:
- TrueSon Exteriors - Monday, May 1 at noon (3930 S Providence, Ste B):
Don’t know how to turn your house into your dream home? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered — literally! Come join us for lunch and refreshments and tour our showroom to see some of the various roofing, siding, and window products and materials we have to offer for all your exterior needs.
- AnnaBelle Events - Monday, May 1 at 4 p.m. (2501 W Ash St):
“We are Experience Makers!” Planning events and weddings is more than pretty linens and guests having a great time! In this behind-the-scenes look, you will experience the crucial steps of our planning process. Founded in 2010, AnnaBelle Events has become Mid-Missouri’s leading event and wedding planning company. We are known for coordinating flawless events and designing unique celebration. We specialize in Event Planning, Wedding Planing and Invitation Design. Now, of course, our seminar will also be a party - our team wouldn’t have it any other way. Enjoy appetizers, refreshments and entertainment!
- Harold's Donuts - Tuesday, May 2 at 1 p.m. (114 S 9th St):
“Loving Our Craft: Beyond Making Scratch Doughnuts” Michael and Karli Urban founded Harold’s Doughnuts to pursue a vocation they loved. Founded in June 2014, Harold’s is a scratch-made doughnut shop that relies on the skill and craftsmanship of many dedicated employees from all walks of life. Come see and meet Harold’s one-of-a-kind staff, many of whom work late at night or early in the morning to produce and serve delicious doughnuts! Guests will be given insight into how Harold’s works around the clock and what it means to love your craft.
- Tompkins Homes & Development - Tuesday, May 2 at 4 p.m. (corner of Old Plank Rd & Abbotsbury Ln):
“The Home of Your Dreams, from the Land Up” From sprawling acreage to a thriving neighborhood, we love to help our customers find the perfect place to call home. Join the Tompkins crew and learn about the process for developing subdivisions in Columbia and see what makes Tompkins Construction one of the area’s top custom homebuilders. Enjoy a cocktail and have a great time - no construction experience necessary.
- The Business Times Company - Wednesday, May 3 at 4 p.m. (2001 Corporate Pl):
You’ve heard the expression: ain’t no party like a Columbia Business Times party! But have you ever wondered what else there is to our company besides our business magazine and our fun parties? Come get to know the entire Business Times Company: the three (yes, three!) magazines we produce, our digital marketing agency, and our outstanding company culture. Sit in on a photo shoot, see how our magazines are designed, and of course, enjoy some food and cocktails, too. We’re excited to show you what we do!
Thank you to our sponsors:
Small Business Week Presenting Sponsor Williams-Keepers LLC; Small Business Week Gold Sponsors FASTSIGNS, and Missouri Employers Mutual; Small Business of the Year Awards Sponsor Midway Electric, Inc.; Small Business Week Media Sponsors The Columbia Missourian, Columbia Business Times, KMOS-TV Missouri PBS and KBIA-FM; Small Business Week Award Banquet Presenting Sponsor Central Bank of Boone County; Small Business Week Luncheon Location Sponsor The Broadway - A Doubletree by Hilton; Small Business of the Year Awards Video Sponsor The Evoke Group, LLC; Small Business Week Luncheon Door Prize Sponsor KMOS-TV Missouri PBS