2016 Excellence in Small Business Awards


Small businesses are a vital part of Atlanta’s economy, employing more than 50 percent of working people across the city. Invest Atlanta is pleased to recognize the hard work, determination, courage and leadership of Atlanta’s outstanding entrepreneurs through the Excellence in Small Business Awards.

Congratulations 2016 award recipients!

Franchise Excellence
Security Investment Group
74 Northside Drive, Suite B
Atlanta, Georgia 30313

Excellence in Longevity
Foster and Associates d/b/a
Atlanta Headshots
1012 Piedmont Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Entrepreneur of the Year
The Spotted Trotter
1610 Hosea L Williams Boulevard Northeast
Suite A, B, & C
Atlanta, Georgia 30317

Media Excellence
Rolling Out Magazine
Steed Media Group
770 English Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Community Favorite District 11
SW Experience LLC
2890 Continental Colony Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30331

Expansion Excellence
Naan Stop LLC
64 Broad Street Northwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Community Favorite District 6
Preston CPA
50 Hurt Plaza Southeast
Suite 1438
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Start Up Excellence
McArthur’s Apothecary, LLC
593 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Partnership Excellence
GSU Small Business Development Center
75 Piedmont Avenue Suite 700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Excellence in Innovation
The Epsten Group Inc.
399 Edgewood Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Community Favorite District 4
Alfajr Trading Company, Inc.
1126 Oak Street Northeast
Atlanta, Georgia 30310

Manufacturing Excellence
Rainey Manufacturing Inc.
1599-A Memorial Drive
Suite 100
Atlanta, Georgia 30317

Excellence in Commercial Development
Atlanta Westview Holdings, LLC
1537 Ralph David B Abernathy Boulevard
Atlanta, Georgia 30310


Invest Atlanta
Small Business Community

From 2001-2016, Invest Atlanta has invested more than $10 million into more than 150 businesses, leveraging $41 million in total project costs.