Small Business Award Recipients

The Chamber has handed out the W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award annually since 1992. Finalists and award recipients are determined by written applications scored by an independent panel of judges. The application consists of written essays on company history, management philosophy, responses to challenges, innovation in product and service offerings and contributions to the community.

1992 – Terminal Consolidation Company (TransLand)
1993 – Big Cabin Wholesale Gifts (sold to Bass Pro Shops)
1994 – Watts Heatway
1995 – Mears Floral Products
1996 – Opfer Communications
1997 – Springfield Business Journal
1998 – Butler, Rosenbury & Partners
1999 – ServiceWorld Computer Center (TSI Technology Solutions, LLC)
2000 – Aire-Master of America
2001 – Carnahan-White Fence, Inc.
2002 – Environmental Works, Inc.
2003 – PFI Western Store
2004 – Millwood Golf & Racquet Club
2005 – Richardson’s Candy House (Bon Bon’s Candy House)
2006 – Amberg Entertainment (Amberg Events)
2007 – Family Pharmacy
2008 – Pellham Phillips Architects & Engineers
2009 – TLC Properties
2010 – Corporate Business Systems
2011 – Ozarks Food Harvest
2012 – Rick’s Automotive
2013 – Connell Insurance, Inc.
2014 – Paragon Architecture, Inc.
2015 – All About Trees
2016 – Interactive Dynamics (AmProd Holdings, LLC)
2017 – Askinosie Chocolate