Every year the Rockville Chamber of Commerce recognizes its Rockstars' of the Year in the following categories: Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year,Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Professional of the Year and Community Service Award.
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AND THE WINNERS ARE...
Small Business of the Year Award recognizes a company that has been in business for at least five years with revenue under $5M. Specific criteria include: flexibility, innovation and has a proven unique business and marketing strategy that has benefited the Rockville community. The 2021 Small Business of the Year is SERVPRO of Rockville-Olney.
?We are humbled and honored to have been named the 2021 Small Business of the Year by the Rockville Chamber of Commerce. The recognition reinforces our continued commitment to provide swift, effective & compassionate service to our customers, who usually are under stress when they need us. We are equally committed to giving back to the community in which we live & work. THANK YOU to our clients and to the Rockville Chamber!?
Pictured Jorge and Michelle Gutierrez
Large Business of the Year recognizes a company committed to the vitality and community in Rockville, which has over 50 employees and over $5M in revenue. Specific criteria include: a commitment to their employees, their customers and has invested time, energy, and resources in the Rockville community.The 2021 Large Business of the Year is Marquis Health Services - Collingswood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.
"Collingswood is honored to be awarded Large Business of the Year 2021 from the Rockville Chamber of Commerce. We place enormous value as an organization in providing excellence in care for our residents, recognizing our employees and contributing resources to the communities in which we serve. We sincerely thank you for this special recognition and look forward to celebrating with our fellow members and businesses of the Rockville Community."
The Non-Profit of the Year recognizes outstanding practices among Rockville's diverse non-profit organizations. Specific criteria include success in creating a lasting and beneficial impact for Rockville residents and sets a strong example for other non-profits in the community. The 2021 Non-Profit of the Year is Charity Connect.
"I joined the Rockville Chamber within my first year of founding Charity Connect, six years ago. Being a sole business owner, the Chamber has given me a community and wonderful colleagues. My membership has afforded me opportunities to educate members about the benefits of strategic volunteering, and the ability to strengthen our nonprofit community through the Nonprofit Mastermind group. Being selected as the Rockville Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit of the Year is a tremendous honor."
Entrepreneur of the Year recognizes a person who works for or operates a business taking on financial risk to do so, and identifies a need that no existing businesses address, and determines a solution for that need. Additionally, although the term "entrepreneur" is often associated with startups and small businesses, any founder of a successful household-named business began as an entrepreneur. Specific criteria include year over year growth, innovation, resilience, flexibility, and a unique business and marketing strategy, and a proven track record of commitment to the Rockville community and businesses. The 2021 Entrepreneur is Ryan Terko and Brandon Owens from Simply Nutrition.
?Brandon and I are both grateful to the Rockville Chamber of Commerce for recognizing us as Entrepreneurs of the Year. We appreciate that our success and efforts as a company are recognized, as we continue to do what we can to give back to our community. We are humbled by this award, and we could not have accomplished this without our amazing family of people here at Simply Nutrition who helped us power through one of the most challenging years for everyone. Thank you again for this award.?
Young Professional of the Year recognizes an individual who is active in the Young Professional's group of our Chamber and steps up to a leadership role within their organization. Specific criteria include tenacity and an exemplary commitment to the Rockville community and businesses. The 2021 Young Professional of the Year is Marcy Santos.
?The Rockville Chamber and its members have been an example of resilience, tenacity and support over the years. I am honored to be recognized by our community.?
Community Service Award: RCC started this award in 2020 to recognize extraordinary efforts of individuals with a generous spirit. Bob Blanken of Blanken Photography Studio receives the 2021 Community Service Award of the Year.