Atlanta Light Bulbs, Atlanta, is one of the winners of Georgia’s first “Small Business Rock Stars” competition, a new program representing the first-ever collaboration of the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) and the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD).
The program recognizes outstanding, unique and impactful small businesses in the state of Georgia. Companies with up to 50 employees were considered for uniqueness and innovation, as well as for their involvement with their local economic developers and state resource providers. Nominated companies represent fields ranging from information technology and healthcare to racing and restaurants. Six companies were named winners in the competition, and four companies received honorable mentions.
Chris Cummiskey, GDEcD commissioner, said, “These awards recognize the fact that, with 95 percent of Georgia’s businesses employing under 50 people, small business is clearly big business in Georgia.”
The awards were presented Aug. 19 in Atlanta at a ceremony attended by Georgia's Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. Atlanta Light Bulbs was represented by Doug Root, CEO, and Brent Amick, director of sales and marketing.