Irondale Chamber of Commerce announces smaller enterprise award winners

From The Tribune workers reports

IRONDALE — The Greater Irondale Chamber of Commerce (GICC) has announced its Smaller Enterprise Awards winners at the Thursday, September 9 luncheon.

The winners were picked in 4 groups: Emerging (in business considerably less than 5 a long time), 1-10 staff, 11-50 staff, and 51-100 employees.

Rising Company (much less than 5 years):

Picture: GICC Winner for Emerging Company – Frozen Rooster

Frozen Rooster is a chicken and ice product eatery located at the Shoppes of Grand River in Leeds. With hard get the job done, burns, sweat, and tears, Mimi Leonard’s spouse and children-owned organization has developed and flourished for the earlier two many years. Even with the 1st yr in pandemic method, they gross more than $1M in product sales. Mimi is a leader in the organization neighborhood by supporting and supporting other tiny organizations in their problems. She commenced the marketing campaign: “Eat rooster and vote” to motivate individuals to sign up to vote. In addition, they assistance numerous schools and civic teams in the community. Mimi attends just about all chamber situations, luncheons, ribbon cuttings, and even volunteers for the Chamber’s fundraising campaign.


1-10 Workers:

Photo: GICC Winner of 1-10 Personnel – Stacey’s Style Studio

Stacey’s Model Studio is found off Crestwood Blvd. Stacey is really active in our local community. She gives services like full hair care for all ethnic groups and genders and sells retail hair treatment goods, jewellery, and make-up. In addition, she offers totally free or discounted expert services, on event, to these in have to have of grooming and just cannot afford to pay for the companies. This mom of three has an everlasting enthusiasm for supporting our educational facilities, lecturers, and learners and has served as President of Irondale Community School and Shades Valley Higher School Father or mother Teacher Affiliation for over 8 a long time. At the moment, she is an administrator for the Irondale Neighborhood Discussion board on social media. Her concentrate has been to highlight the new and small enterprises in Irondale and encourages the neighborhood to guidance them. She is a wealth of know-how and has her finger on the pulse of the local community. She also continuously supports a non-gain homeless firm positioned in the Heart point region. Given that Stacey has joined the Chamber, she has been a normal attendee at chamber activities.

11-50 Workers:

Image: GICC Winner of 11-50 Staff – Cox Swimming pools

Cox Swimming pools is a top residential and business pool builder and understands that each swimming pool is a special reflection of the proprietor. They establish swimming pools and do company in several states it is spectacular that a multi-point out contractor with a traveling group is so involved in the Chamber. The corporation started off in 1991 with Richard Cox Sr. making ten pools with three staff. Right now they have in excess of thirty staff and build 40 swimming pools for every year in 13 states. Their enterprise motto is “where culture and process get the job done jointly,” They have a popularity for assembly and exceeding most difficult circumstances. They are normally searching for ways to participate in the local community. They participated in the Police Department’s corn hole match, supported Bright Location Basis (a recovery center for adult men and features a 12- move immersion), and fed the nursing staff at St. Vincent’s, to name a few. The house owners lead by case in point and give time to staff members to serve our neighbors. Their COO, Mike Davis, serves on the Chamber’s Board of Directors, and the business supports quite a few of the Chamber’s activities.

51-100 Staff:

Image: GICC Winner of 51-100 Staff members – Chick-fil-a

Chick-fil-A (CFA) is acknowledged for their reaction, “It’s my enjoyment.” They have a society of providing back and have led the way in offering back again all through the pandemic. They have offered lunches to educational institutions, 1st responders, frontline employees, and even the retail outlet workforce in the Walmart complex at Eastwood Village. CFA Eastwood Village team is serving their neighborhood to the very best of their means whilst offering so several locals and enterprises pleasure and a feeling of hope that we are all in this together. Workforce have frequently created a hand-composed message on the customer’s bag this past 12 months. In addition, CFA produced new means to serve their customers with the cellular buying app, curbside support, and drive-via during the pandemic. Sheila Kent, Marketing and advertising Director, is also president-elect on the Chamber’s board of directors. Sheila attends nearly just about every function for the chamber, from ribbon cuttings to luncheons with a smiling encounter and a massive identity. Her challenging operate in constructing relationships about the earlier calendar year, along with their good workers, has kept their catering enterprise booming throughout the pandemic.

These winners are now finalists for condition awards via the Chamber of Commerce Affiliation of Alabama.

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