For more than 29 years, the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Atlanta Business Chronicle have recognized the top start-ups and entrepreneurs in metro Atlanta at the Business Person of the Year awards luncheon.

Thank you to all who attended the 2015 Business Person of the Year Awards.  


2015 Winners


 EARLY-STAGE ENTREPRENEUR


Anna Ruth Williams
Founder & CEO
AR/PR


Finalists 

•  Stuart Bracken, CEO & Co-founder, Bioscape Digital
•  Mario Montag, Founder & CEO, Predikto, Inc.


EMERGING ENTREPRENEUR


Rahim Charina
CEO
American Fueling Systems


Finalists 
•  John Haber, Founder & CEO, Spend Management Experts
•  Charlie Cichetti, Principal & Co-founder, Sustainable Investment Group, LLC 


EXPERIENCED ENTREPRENEUR


Tom DiGregorio
President & Owner
AquaGuard Foundation Solutions


Finalists 
•   Joe LeCompte, Prinicpal, PMG
•   Amie Silverman, President, Silverman Construction Program Management
•   Shane Lyle, President, Strathmore Floors-Design-Cabinets
•   Vera Watkins, CEO & Co-Founder, The Marena Group


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD


Arnie Silverman
CPresident
Silverman Construction Program Management


STARTUPS TO WATCH

  • Pulkit Bhatnagar, U4gotUrBaby, Georgia State University
  • Mark Prausnitz, Micron Biomedical, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Dwayne Walker, Sparketh, Kennesaw State University
  • Regan Durkin, Advent Innovations, LLC, University of Georgia

 


 

Categories:

Experienced Entrepreneur - 7+ Years
An entrepreneur who has owned their business for at least seven years and has demonstrated exemplary business achievement, customer growth, community leadership, industry influence and entrepreneurial success in the past year. This is also a business owner who has earned public recognition and serves as a mentor for other entrepreneurs.

Emerging Entrepreneur- 3-7 Years
A successful business owner who has owned their business for at least three years and not more than seven years and has demonstrated extraordinary financial success. This entrepreneur, displaying a solid business foundation with clear goals and future objectives for continued growth is a true inspiration to other individuals who are considering starting their own business.

Early-Stage Entrepreneur - 1-3 Years

A business owner who has owned their business for at least one year and not more than three years and has achieved exceptional new business start-up results in the past year. The accomplishments include: developing and achieving projected revenue goals, executing successful marketing awareness, creating business exposure in the marketplace and demonstrating business leadership in the community.  



EVENT VIDEOS

CEO Swap


Selection Process

Lifetime Achievement Award

Early Stage Entrepreneurs

Emerging Entrepreneurs

Experienced Entrepreneurs