The Pima County Board of Supervisors recently recognized winners of the Small Business Commission Small Business of the Year.
These awards recognize small businesses that fit application criteria and have a positive impact on the community. Each winner received $500 and a plaque.
The winners are divided into rural, urban and nonprofit organizations. The 2017 rural winner was Miura Contracting, a commercial concrete general and subcontractor. It has 15 employees and has existed for 10 years. The previous rural winners were Vistoso Automotive Repair (2016), Bling by Design (2015), Golden Goose Thrift Store (2014) and Ajo Transportation (2013).
The urban winner is KoolAir Industries, a ductwork fabricating company. It has 12 employees and has been in business for two years. The previous urban winners were Plum Windows and Doors (2016), Aztera (2015), The Planning Center (2014) and Casa de los Niño’s Thrift store (2013).
The Pima Community College Small Business Development Center is the nonprofit winner. This organization’s four employees provide business counseling. It has operated for 15 years.