The Observer's fourth-annual awards program recognizes businesses in an objective way — not a popularity contest.
Who is committed to business excellence in Palm Coast and Ormond Beach? The Observer's Standing "O" Awards campaign is designed to answer that question for a variety of categories of business found in our markets.
On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the participants gathered for the awards ceremony at Oceanside Beach Bar and Grill in Flagler Beach. There, Observer Publisher John Walsh said 27 businesses participated. In his introduction to the special section that was published Dec. 10 as an insert, he wrote: "By participating in our campaign, these businesses make a bold statement to our community. They are telling their customers, other businesses and even competitors that they are committed to excellence."
The winners in the categories are as follows. Click on the links below to read profiles by Mike Cavaliere about the owners of each business.
Overall: Ameris Bank
Small Business: A&G Bookkeeping
Health Care: Arrow Rehabilitation
Technical Services: Coastal Cloud
Professional Services: David A. Alfin, PLLC
Nonprofit: Family Life Center
Retail: Gerling Travel
Financial Services: Murray & Murray Insurance
Hospitality: Oceanside Beach Bar & Grill
Manufacturing: U Name It