Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber 2010 Community Involvement Award Runner Up

CINCINNATI—May 25, 2010— The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber honored the region’s top small businesses today at its fifteenth-annual Small Business Excellence Awards (SBEA) luncheon at the Millennium Hotel downtown.

World Pac Paper was named Small Business of the Year (1-50 employees) and Richards Industries took home the top honor for Small Business of the Year (51-250 employees). In total, 22 companies were recognized.

The event included the inaugural SBEA Community Involvement award, recognizing both company and employee engagement in the community and overall support of community organizations. The award was presented to Strauss & Troy.

The keynote address was delivered by Michael Monahan, the executive director of Life Success Seminars, about inspiring the leader in everyone.

The 2010 Small Business Excellence Awards winners are below.

Small Business of the Year (1-50 Employees):
Winner: World Pac Paper
Runner Up: A Caring Choice, Inc.

Small Business of the Year (51-250 Employees):
Winner: Richards Industries
Runner Up: The Matrix Companies

Emerging Business of the Year:
Winner: Muniz & Associates LLC dba Deerfield Insurance Group
Runner Up: BSI Engineering, Inc.

Minority Business of the Year:
Winner: Solica Construction, Inc.
Runner Up: Tedia Company, Inc.

Community Involvement:
Winner: Strauss & Troy
Runner Up: C-Forward

Nonprofit of the Year:
Winner: Cincinnati Works, Inc.
Runner Up: Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

10 Under 10 Winners:
(Small businesses with fewer than 10 employees recognized as a group.)
Blackbook EMG
CANSCO Supplies
Cybervise Limited
Home Services Link
Mobile TEK Consulting
Partners in Change
SRA-Senior Resources Alliance
MIXX Ultra Lounge
Tano Bistro & Catering
Village Floral Design

About the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber:
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is the nation’s fifth largest chamber, representing the interests of nearly 6,000 member businesses. Its mission is to capture Cincinnati USA as one of the world’s favorite American business centers. The Chamber serves its membership and the Cincinnati USA community through economic development, government advocacy, festivals and events, regional vision and collaboration, money-saving benefit programs, leadership and networking opportunities and educational programs. For more information, visit

For more information contact:
Chris Kemper