Spotlight on Vendor Awards

2021 NOMINEES

CORPORATE PARTNER OF THE YEAR

This award is presented to a private sector corporation who is a prime contractor with city, county, state and non-profit agencies and utilizes certified small/minority/women-owned businesses/disadvantaged businesses in the delivery of the contracted goods or services. The Corporate Partner of the Year consistently meets or exceeds their commitment to small/minority/women-owned businesses/disadvantaged businesses for purchasing, technical and/or managerial assistance and demonstrates a conscientious effort towards the sponsorship of small/minority/women-owned programs/disadvantaged programs. This company must strive towards establishing “best practices” in diversity programs.

2021 NOMINEES

  • James B. Pirtle Construction CO Inc
  • The Morganti Group, Inc

MINORITY / WOMEN – OWNED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award is presented to a certified minority/woman-owned business. The M/WBE of the year must have distinguished itself with a solid bottom line, innovative management and a strategic and energetic approach to future growth. The winner of the M/WBE of the Year award consistently provides quality products and services. Additionally, the business should demonstrate a concerted effort in striving to “give back” to other certified M/WBEs and the community. The winner is chosen based on performance, quality in the delivery of products/services, and participation and support of community activities.

2021 NOMINEES

  • JF Gallery
  • Designed By BM Inc - DBA Brittani M Design
  • Med Aide Services, Inc.
  • Mar Green Resources, LLC
  • Ani Con Services, LLC
  • Greywood Consulting Corp.
  • Theragene Modern Cabinet Design LLC
  • Everglades Trading and Office Supply
  • RigStar Media
  • Almazan Construction, LLC
  • Corporate Project Services, Inc.
  • S.A.Nelson & Associates, Inc.
  • ENO Consulting Group, LLC


SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (SBE) OF THE YEAR

This award is presented to a certified small business. The SBE of the year must have distinguished itself with a solid bottom line, innovative management and a strategic and energetic approach to future growth while striving to emerge in the playing field. The winner of the SBE of the Year award consistently provides quality products and services. Additionally, the business should demonstrate a concerted effort in striving to “give back” to other certified SBEs and the community. The winner is chosen based on performance, involving quality in the delivery of products/services and participation and support of community activities.

2021 NOMINEES

  • Designed By BM Inc - DBA Brittani M Design

  • Digital Vibez
  • SP Aesthetics
  • KISO SWIM SCHOOL INC
  • NMS Management Services, Inc.
  • Phone and Pad Warehouse
  • Municipal Contractors, Inc.
  • Hatcher Construction & Development, Inc.
  • BDS Catering & Productions LLC
  • Engenuity Group, Inc.
  • Everglades Trading and Office Supply
  • GARTEK ENGINEERING
  • Martino Commercial Tire, LLC

ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

This award is given to a for-profit, or non-profit organization, or individual that has contributed to the growth and development of the small and minority/women-owned business/disadvantaged business community. The Advocate of the Year should be highly visible in the S/M/WBE/DBE community and a strong supporter of diversity programs within the community.

2021 NOMINEES

  • Palm Beach County Office of Equal Business Opportunity
  • Center for Enterprise Opportunity / Lia T. Gaines
  • Claudia Ruiz Levy/CRL MEDIA
  • Office of Diversity in Business Practices for the School District of Palm Beach County


COVID 19 RESILIENT BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Over the past year businesses have faced remarkable challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary steps to curb its spread. Many were forced – through legislation or circumstance – to close their doors, some bravely soldiered on while also doing their best to help support their communities. Others managed to not just survive, but grow by thinking differently and adapting to their changing circumstances.

This award is presented to the business who has shown resilience during the pandemic by championing small businesses, supporting our communities, advocating for their staff/supply chain partners, and pivoting to keep their products/services relevant in generating sales.

2021 NOMINEES

  • The Kelly Merbler Company
  • Jarden Fresh Market
  • Bus One LLC
  • Smoothie Me Please

WHO WE ARE

The Palm Beach Partners is a coalition of City, County, State and non-profit agencies aligned to maximize economic development opportunities for small businesses throughout the South Florida region.

The group includes: Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, Solid Waste Authority, Office Equal Business Opportunity, Department of Airports and Palm Tran), School District of Palm Beach County, SFWMD, City of West Palm Beach and Center for Technology Enterprise and Development (TED Center).

OUR GOAL:

Our goal is to extend this distinctive business opportunity beyond our respective geographic and organizational borders to benefit small, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises (SBEs, M/WBEs, or DBEs) throughout the entire South Florida region.

Please join us in making the 2019 Palm Beach Partners Business MatchMaker Conference & Expo an unrivaled, collaborative success.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • Workshops exposing business on how to build connections and contracting opportunities with government agencies, and how to build your credit and obtain a small business loan.

  • Sign-Up for a Power Talk meeting with Government Agencies and Private Corporations.

  • The "Real Business" Networking Reception and Awards Presentation

  • Who will you meet?

  • The Matchmaker Conference provides the opportunity to meet with Procurement Representatives from public and private entities attending and supporting this event exclusively to meet with Small Businesses

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