The 36th Annual Excellence Awards will take place on Thursday, November 8 at SugarHouse Casino. The awards showcase the impact and vital role that small to mid-size businesses play in the overall economic development of the Greater Philadelphia region. Award winners set themselves apart from the competition and are outstanding representatives of the diversity of our region’s business community.

We caught up with each of the honorees to learn more about what makes their organization excellent.  Read the stories of this year’s winners:

Visionary Award Honoree


In addition to recognizing the region’s most prestigious small to mid-size businesses, this year the Chamber is honoring PIDC as the Visionary Award Honoree. Learn more about how PIDC has been driving growth to every corner of Philadelphia for 60 years.

Small Business Person of the Year

Fran Griesing, Griesing Law, LLC 

“Being named the Small Business Person of the Year validates all of the time and effort I have put into fostering my mission of creating a more diverse legal profession and inspiring women to take the leap and start their own businesses.”  Read more »

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Ted Mann, Slyce

“I’m excited to get the word out that we’re building one of the most exciting, disruptive technology businesses to ever come out of the City of Brotherly Love.” Read more »

Customer Service Excellence of the Year

JG Real Estate

“For JG Real Estate, this means that we are meeting our goal of exceeding our clients’ expectations and delivering to them what we promise to deliver – the best customer service experience we can.” Read more »

Family-Owned Business of the Year

Insinger Machine Company

“Most businesses do not exceed three (3) generations of ownership; to be in the fifth (5th) generation of ownership means that Insinger is doing something right—and that by treating employees as family members, we are bettering our community each and every day.” Read more »

ImpactPHL Award

Philly Office Retail- Jumpstart Germantown

“By improving the communities in which my businesses operate, we create profit while making the Philadelphia region a better place to live, work and enjoy.” Read more »

Manufacturer of the Year

Advent Design Corp. / TESCO, The Eastern Specialty Company

“Our diversity of services and custom approach to solving customers problems has allowed us to develop a company that has a plethora of opportunities and directions to grow.” Read more »

Non-Profit Organization of the Year

Students Run Philly Style

“Philadelphia youth deserve nonprofits that will not deviate from the integrity and quality of a program at the expense of reaching more youth or meeting grant deliverables.” Read more »

Professional Services Excellence of the Year

OPS Security Group

“[This award] validates the efforts day in, and day out, of every employee and staff member at OPS Security Group who has strived to continually improve the approach of security through positive reinforcement of customer-service, professionalism, and an obligation to serve our clients…” Read more »

Strategic Growth Excellence of the Year

Colonial Marble & Granite

“A big component of living beautifully is ease. That’s why we simplify everything we do. We take great care to provide completely transparent pricing and ensure the best customer experience from start to finish.” Read more »

36th Annual Excellence Awards

Network with the region’s leading corporate executives, entrepreneurs and business owners while celebrating our region’s most prestigious businesses and business leaders.

Thursday, November 8, 2018
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
SugarHouse Casino