Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Names Simpson Air Small Business of the Year

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For the first time in the history of its Small Business of the Year Award, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce has awarded its highest honor to a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) business -- Simpson Air.

Fortunately for us, it has allowed us to produce results in a changing market, helped us manage our finances in good and bad economies and allowed us to give back to the community.

For the first time in its 29-year history, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce has bestowed its Small Business of the Year Award to an HVAC service organization - Simpson Air, who won in the 21 to 50 employee category.

"We are extremely honored to be recognized as the Small Business of the Year and I am so proud of our entire team for making this happen," states Paige Fisher Simpson, Simpson Air. "It's been an amazing 10 years from our launch with two people in 1999 to this amazing award we share with 27 employees."

Hundreds of companies entered and were evaluated through a detailed application on their financial success, community involvement and ethical business practices. For companies making the finals, which included five businesses encompassing a variety of industries, two personal interview sessions were conducted to select the 2009 winners.

States Garry Simpson, "Through a single vision of what our brand name stands for, being the trusted air conditioning authority that listens and responds with innovative solutions done right the first time, every time, we've been able to implement business strategies that have helped us stay ahead of the curve.

"Fortunately for us, it has allowed us to produce results in a changing market, helped us manage our finances in good and bad economies and allowed us to give back to the community."

As a local winner, Simpson Air is now eligible to enter the National Small Business of the Year Award competition.

Created in 1999, Simpson Mechanical is a Carrier factory authorized dealer and is renowned for its problem solving, customer care and service programs. Simpson Air is the retail division of Simpson Mechanical, one of the most trusted air conditioning companies in Tampa Bay.

For more information on Simpson Air, please visit http://www.simpsoncoolair.com.

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