COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - As part of Small Business Week, the annual Small Business Awards Celebration was held Thursday night at the RiverMill Event Centre.
Awards were presented for Small Business of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, along with the Visionary Award.
Event coordinators spoke about the importance of small businesses to the community.
"Small businesses are so important in this community," said Andy Luker, coordination manager for Membership and Small Business Services. "I guess it is 80 percent of our membership of the chamber, it makes up literally everybody says it's the truth is the backbone of business in this community."
The Entrepreneur of the Year Award went to Jason Gamash of P-Tap. Tires First was named Small Business Of The Year and Uptown Columbus received the Visionary Award.