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Winners of the Middlesex Chamber’s 2019 Small Business Awards Announced; Higganum & Killingworth Winners

Submitted by Mike Fallon, Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce. 

(Middletown, CT) Chairman of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Don DeVivo announced that the winners of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce’s 8th Annual Small Business of the Year Awards have been chosen. The awards are a part of Connecticut Connections Middlesex County’s Premier Business Expo on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Red Lion Hotel Cromwell. The Eighth Annual Small Business Awards ceremony will take place from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

The Small Business of the Year Awards are designed to recognize the dedication, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit displayed by Connecticut’s small businesses.

The 2019 winners are:

  • Business of the Year (1-30 employees), Bishop’s Automotive, Inc. – Cromwell
  • Business of the Year ( 31+ employees), The Lee Company – Westbrook
  • Business Growth & Expansion, GCI Outdoor – Higganum
  • Manufacturer of the Year, Roto Frank of America, Inc. – Chester
  • Minority Owned Business of the Year, R.J. Julia Booksellers – Middletown/Madison
  • Nonprofit Business of the Year, Community Foundation of Middlesex County – Middletown
  • Outstanding New Business Under 5 Years, Perkatory Coffee Roasters – Middletown
  • Retail Business of the Year, Killingworth True Value – Killingworth
  • Tourism/Hospitality Business of the Year, Riverwind Inn – Deep River

Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce President Larry McHugh noted, “We are very proud of our 2019 Small Business Award winners who were all nominated by other members of the chamber. They come from many different industry sectors, but they all share a commitment to Middlesex County and they are all great representatives of our business community.”

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