COLUMBIA — The Columbia Chamber of Commerce named Crockett Engineering Consultants LLC the 2012 Columbia Small Business of the Year at a luncheon Friday.
The award ceremony is part of the chamber's 2012 Small Business Week, which also features five seminars that aim to educate the public on the business, products and services provided by each of the finalists.
This year, the five finalists included Concannon Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, Mid-America Harley Davidson, Woodcrest Chapel, Baer & Edington LLC and Crockett Engineering Consultants LLC.
Crockett Engineering Consultants LLC is a family-owned engineering consultant firm that provides civil and structural engineering as well as land surveying.
"We were in disbelief; we were thankful," company partner Tim Crockett said. "We didn't expect it with the other finalists on the list. We were really shocked and surprised that we won, but it just shows that what you put into the community you get back."
The chamber gives the Small Business of the Year award to a local small business that best exemplifies excellence among its industry peers, according to the chamber's website. The business must be a chamber member and have less than 50 full-time personnel.
"We are really grateful to our clients and our employees," Crockett said. "They do a lot, and their work ethic and habits really show. This is not an individual award, it is a company award, and we can all take credit when winning an award like this."
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