Small Business of the Year Award
AFCEA International is honoring a small business of the year. This award will be presented annually.
- 250 people or less in company
- AFCEA corporate member
- Demonstrates commitment to AFCEA's mission, values and activities
- Must be independently owned and operated (not a subsidiary, division, or branch of a larger firm or part of an Alaska Native Organization, Native Hawaiian Organization or other Tribal corporation)
- Must be in business for at least three years
- Has a tangible differentiator - a specific product, service, and/or accomplishment that stands out from the crowd
Demonstrates excellence in four areas:
- Client Service
- Business Practices
- Staff training and motivation
- Community/professional outreach
2016 Small Business of the Year
Octo Consulting Group
Mehul Sanghani, CEO of Octo Consulting Group (second from right) accepts the Small Business of the Year Award from Shannon Sullivan, Vice Chair of the Board (far left), Joe Sifer, Chair of the Board (second from left) and LtGen Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret), President and CEO of AFCEA International (far right)
2015 Small Business of the Year Winner
Highlight Technologies, LLC
Rebecca Andino, President and CEO of Highlight Technologies, LLC and Jim Flynn, VP of Contracts and Administration, accept the Small Business of the Year Award from John Meincke (far left) and LtGen Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret)
2014 Small Business of the Year Winner
Next Tier Concepts, Inc.
Chris Cusano, AFCEA Small Business Committee Co-Chair with 2014 winner Michele Bolos, CEO, Next Tier Concepts, Inc.