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Small Business Awards, Expo & Mixer

May 2, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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OOPS! Our apologies – our email link was incorrect! Please click HERE to register for the 2019 Small Business Awards!!


The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce annually honors our region’s small businesses for their significant contributions as drivers of economic growth through our Small Business Awards, Expo & Mixer. This year, we are expanding our annual awards program and inviting the public to attend an expo of mini-workshops and tabletop exhibits, featuring the many industries that make San Diego’s business landscape so unique. The expo will lead into our mixer where guests can enjoy appetizers, drinks, and networking opportunities before we honor our 2017 Small Business Award Winners.

The event program includes:

3:30 p.m. Expo & Workshops
5:30 p.m. Mixer & Awards


Congratulations to our finalists! Winners will be announced live at the event.

Bill Trumpfheller Social Impact
For companies and nonprofits who are dedicated to helping others and making a positive impact

Carnitas’ Snack Shack
ElderHelp of San Diego
San Diego Community Ventures
Soft Touch Dental

Industry Game-Changer
For companies paving the way in creative forward-thinking and innovation

Applified Marketing Group
Mad Science
Nitai Partners Inc.
Online Trading Academy

Young Entrepreneur
For companies founded and run by young professionals

Car’s Jars
City Wide Protection Services, Inc.
Pro Back Office LLC

Vets Success
For companies owned by veterans or prioritizing the hiring of veterans

Support The Enlisted Project
The Beating Heart Center
Vigilance Risk Solutions

Customer Service Star
For companies with exemplary customer service

Any Budget Printing and Mailing
City Wide Protection Services, Inc.
McKinney Capital & Advisory
Southern Cross Property Consultants


“Beyond the obvious joy of recognition and pride, we really feel that this event has helped boost employee morale and attract significant talent to our company. As a technology innovation company, startups and established businesses look up to us to deliver. Receiving the award for Most Innovative Product or Service in 2015 helped us establish more credibility when working with newer clients.”

Raj Sanghvi
CEO, Bitcot, Inc.

“Confirm Biosciences is honored to have received this award as Outstanding Emerging Business in 2015. We are grateful for this recognition and would like to thank the San Diego Chamber for their outstanding work in the community and their support of growing businesses.”

Zeynep Ilgaz
President & CEO, Confirm Biosciences

“Challenged Athletes Foundation® was honored to receive the 2015 Most Innovative Marketing Campaign from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. As a local non-profit and business, it is extremely important to be recognized as a leader in the San Diego community. Receiving the award gave Challenged Athletes Foundation a whole new level of credibility – and provided leverage for attracting new business and donors in the community.”

Jamie Goodwick
Creative Manager, Challenged Athletes Foundation


Date: May 2, 2017
Time: 3:30 – 7:30 pm

logoSheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina (Grande Ballroom)
1380 Harbor Island Dr.
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Contact Details:
Contact Person: Lisa Kelley
Ph: 619-544-1343

Ticket Cost:
This event is complimentary for Chamber members and the public. Chamber members enjoy additional exclusive opportunities and events. Interested in membership? Please contact our Membership Department at 619-544-1337.

Valet parking is available at the Sheraton for $18/vehicle. Self-parking is available for $10/vehicle.


SD Chamber 145th Anniversary (139 of 299)

Be part of our celebration of the region’s small businesses and gain instant visibility with a tabletop display at the Expo and Mixer. This is a great opportunity to showcase your company in front of 300 business and community leaders.

– Tabletop located in a prominent, high-visibility location at event
– Copy of all business cards collected at the event (upon request)
– Two complimentary event tickets

COST:  $250




Wells Fargo


Sponsorship Opportunities:
Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Contact Sherman Stocker at or (619) 544-1354 for more information.


(Please enter the email address associated with your membership account.)


May 2, 2017
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Lisa Kelley


Sheraton Hotel & Marina
1590 Harbor Island drive
San Diego, 92101 United States
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