Columbus Chamber of Commerce Names Small Business Leader Award Finalists

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The Columbus Chamber provides connections, resources and solutions that help small businesses and Fortune 500 enterprises grow Central Ohio's economy.

Central Ohio entrepreneurs to be recognized during Chamber Annual Meeting, Feb. 8

Columbus, OH, Dec. 14, 2017 — The Columbus Chamber of Commerce will honor finalists and the official recipient of the 2018 Small Business Leader Award at its Annual Meeting on Feb. 8 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center’s Battelle Grand Ballroom. 

The Award recognizes a diverse range of qualities such as leadership, business excellence and contributions to the community in addition to factors like business size. All finalists have undergone an extensive vetting process by a committee of judges who considered nominations submitted in fall of 2017. 

The 2018 finalists include:

Jeff Burt, EclipseCorp

Charles R. Morrison III, MCR Medical Supply

Cheryl Stauffer, Crimson Design Group

Greg Ubert, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

“The majority of Columbus Chamber members are small businesses, and they truly help define who we are as an organization,” said Columbus Chamber President and CEO Don DePerro.

“Jeff, Charles, Cheryl and Greg have shown the passion, intuition and tenacity it takes for a small business to succeed, and we’re proud to recognize them as finalists for this award.”

The Columbus Chamber has honored small business leaders in the region’s community for more than thirty years. Past recipients can be viewed in the Small Business Leader Award Hall of Fame.

The Annual Meeting is open to the public and Chamber membership is not required.

Full event details and registration available at

Ticket Information
$125 – Individual
$1,000 – Table of 8

Doors open:  7 a.m.
Welcome and interactive networking showcase:  7 – 8 a.m.
Program and breakfast:  8 – 9 a.m.

The Columbus Chamber Annual Meeting is made possible by support from these and other partners:

Lifestyle Communities  I  First Merchants Bank  I  Cardinal Health  I  CareWorks  I  CareWorksComp  |  Columbia Gas of Ohio  I  Medical Mutual  I  Live Technologies  I  WBNS-10TV


About the Columbus Chamber

The Columbus Chamber of Commerce is a mission-driven nonprofit organization serving nearly 1,500 organizations throughout Central Ohio. The Chamber, founded in 1884, is committed to advancing a thriving Columbus Region and provides support in the areas of research, government affairs, marketing, education and workforce development. 

About the Annual Meeting

The Columbus Chamber’s Annual Meeting is Central Ohio’s premiere event for the business community. Presenters include leaders from the Columbus Region’s leading companies each year, and the program honors innovation and service with the Columbus Award and Small Business Leader Award. The 2017 event drew more than 1,400 attendees from seven states.

The Annual Meeting has been featured in regional media as well as on CNBC and international outlets. Previous speakers include Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase & Co., Jack Hanna from the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium and Urban Meyer of The Ohio State University.