The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce announced today the finalists for its 2018 Small Business Awards.
Among small businesses with 45 to 200 employees, the finalists include MediTract, which contracts management services to hospitals across the country; Murmaid Mattress, a local maker and retailer of mattresses; and Reliance Partners, a rapidly growing insurance broker.
In the category for small businesses with 21 to 44 employees, the finalists are Manufacturing Repair & Overstock, which refurbishes and refurbish and sells industrial equipment, the Bitter Alibi restaurant downtown and Variable Technoogies, which developed the NODE wireless sensor platform for smart devices.
In the category for small businesses with uner 20 employees, the finalizes are the Chattanooga School of Language, Papercut Interactive and Shah Trucking.
Nonprofits picked as finalists for the annual small business awards include Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Chattanooga, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy and Chattanooga Goodwill Industries.
Finalists will be honored and the winners announcd at the Small Business Awards luncheon at the Chattanooga Convention Center on Feb. 13.