TAMPA, Fla. (Tuesday, May 21, 2019) – After being nominated for the Small Business of the Year Award, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced today that HCP Associates is a semifinalist.

Entering its 39th year, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year is one of the most rigorous small business awards programs in the United States.  Companies are evaluated across a set of five operational criteria including community involvement, business operations, and business philosophy. As a testament to the programs detailed process, many of its past winners, including Fintech and 3 Daughters Brewing, have gone on to win the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award.

HCP Associates’ Managing Partner Eric Polins said, “It’s an honor to be nominated for such a prestigious and respected program. It’s amazing to see so many small businesses being acknowledged for their hard work and years of dedication to their industries and their community.”

Small business awards will be presented in three categories based on the number of employees, with a fourth category specifically for startup companies. An award will also be presented to the Outstanding Small Business Leader of the Year.

“We are humbled by being named a semifinalist. The recognition is a testament to our continued commitment to serve both public and private organizations with a focus on improvement and progress,” said HCP Associates Managing Partner, Sean Coniglio.

Winners will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. For more details on the Small Business of the Year Awards, please visit www.tampachamber.com.

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