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SD Regional Chamber Announces Small Biz Award Winners

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce celebrated small businesses July 20 at the Small Business Awards and Summer Celebration even held at Snapdragon Stadium.

Jerry Sanders
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Five small businesses with 50 or fewer employees were given awards in categories which included: Best Sustainable; Community Minded; Customers First; Outstanding Minority, Woman, or DBE-Owned Business; and Exceptional Veteran-Owned Small Business.

“The majority of businesses in San Diego are small businesses, they are the backbone of our region’s economy, fueling innovation, creating jobs, and bringing character to our communities,” said Jerry Sanders, Chamber president and CEO. “Tonight, we celebrate their determination, innovation, industriousness, and generosity, which embody the Chamber’s mission to make the San Diego region the best place to live and work.”

The 2023 Small Business Awardees are:

  • Community Minded Award: San Diego Hunger Coalition – recognized as an organization dedicated to helping others or leading an initiative/program focused on making a positive impact in the community.
  • Customers First Award: The Mopping Duckre cognized for exemplary customer service.
  • Outstanding Minority, Woman, or DBE-Owned Business Award: TOOTRiS– celebrated for contributing to the growth and diversity of the San Diego economy.
  • Sustainable Business Award: EnviroGreen Electronic Recycling– recognized for exemplary efforts to reduce its impact on the local and global environment.
  • Exceptional Veteran-Owned Business Award: Workshops for Warriors– celebrated as a veteran-owned small business that has attained outstanding business achievement in its field.

All award nominations were evaluated by a panel of Chamber members who reviewed applications and scored them based on how well they met the award category criteria. Winners were selected based on the highest score in each category.


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