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Columbus Chamber of Commerce Names 2023 Small Business Leader Award Finalists

December 27th, 2022

Three Central Ohio business leaders to be honored at Chamber Annual Meeting, February 8

The Columbus Chamber of Commerce has named three finalists for its 2023 Small Business Leader Award presented by First Merchants Bank.

The award recipient will be announced and honored at the Columbus Chamber’s Annual Meeting, Get Ready to Grow, presented by EASE Logistics, on February 8.

The Small Business Leader Award is well-known and respected in the Columbus community for recognizing qualities like leadership, business excellence, and contributions to the community and has honored small business leaders for over thirty years.

The 2023 finalists include:

Stacie Boord, Shadowbox Live
Peter Coratola, EASE Logistics
Brad Griffith, Buckeye Innovation

Each finalist was selected following an extensive vetting process by a committee of judges who consider a competitive set of criteria.

In addition to honoring the Small Business Leader Award and Columbus Award recipients, the Chamber’s Annual Meeting will feature keynote presentations from Jim Evers (Intel), Keena Smith (Catalyst Strategic Impact Advisors), Council President Shannon Hardin (City of Columbus), and Commissioner Erica Crawley (Franklin County). Registration information for this year’s event can be found at

The Chamber would like to thank the following partners for their support of Get Ready to Grow:

EASE Logistics | First Merchants Bank | Huntington Bank | M+A Architects | City of Columbus | Pixel Park | Ruscilli Construction | Medical Mutual | Sedgwick | Sedgwick MCO | Kaiser Consulting | Live Technologies | LocaliQ | Sheetz | Wexner Center for the Arts | Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Current as of 12/27/2022


About the Columbus Chamber
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce is a mission-driven nonprofit organization serving more than 2,200 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.