Three nominees were announced for large and medium business of the year, and four nominees were announced for small business of the year due to a tie in the nomination process. Three nonprofits were also announced as nominees for nonprofit of the year.
All nominees represent the coverage area of the chamber, which includes parts of Cypress and Houston in northwest Harris County. Businesses have to be active chamber members for at least one year to be nominated. Nominees are evaluated based on several factors, including contributions to the community, growth in employees or revenue and commitment to environmental improvement and social responsibility.
Here are the nominees:
Large business of the year (more than 50 employees)
• Malone Media Group
• Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center
• Towne Lake, a master-planned community developed by Caldwell Companies
Medium business of the year (10-50 employees)
• Balfour All-American
• Butler Business Products
• The Joint Chiropractic
Small business of the year (fewer than 10 employees)
• Allstate Insurance: Todd Ray
• Animal ER of Northwest Houston
• Petra Oil Company
• Turner Duran Architects
Nonprofit of the year
• Copperfield Church
• Cypress Assistance Ministries
• Shots for Holly
The winners will be announced Feb. 17 at the chamber's annual awards ceremony, A Night of Celebration, which takes place at the Norris Conference Center, CityCentre, 816 Town and Country Blvd., Houston. The chamber's Ambassador of the Year and Chairman’s Award will be given out as well. The Great Gatsby themed event also includes music, drinks and casino games.