TAMPA – The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for the 39th annual Small Business of the Year Awards and SME Solutions Group, Inc. is proud to be a finalist.

After receiving hundreds of nominations, companies proceed through application and interview rounds. During the application process, the companies were divided into categories including “Startup”, “5-20 employees”, “21-50 employees”, and “51-250 employees.”

“Win or lose, this process has brought our team even closer and has been a rewarding experience. The SME family including our employees, clients, partners, and supporters are all a part of this success.” – Katlyn Patzwald, Corporate Marketing

SME Solutions Group relied on their strong company culture focused on collaboration to usher them to the finalist stage for the 5-20 employee category.

The finalists and the rest of the Tampa community will learn who is named the Small Business of Year for their respective categories on Thursday, September 12th at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts.

“In my mind, getting this far in the process is a true reflection of the hard work and dedication of our employees, our families, and the trust that our clients and partners have in SME. While we are considered a small business in this process, SME’s success has been no small feat.”Chris Moyer, President & CEO