The Columbus Chamber of Commerce and its Small Business Council have announced the finalists for the annual Small Business Leader Awards.

The Columbus Chamber of Commerce and its Small Business Council have announced the finalists for the annual Small Business Leader Awards.

Small business leaders were nominated and finalists selected by a panel of small business and chamber representatives.

The 2008 Small Business Leader Award finalists are:

Over $1-Million Category
Alan Homewood, 2Checkout.com; Darla King, King Business Interiors, Inc. Mike Berichon, Mediu, LLC; David Schoettmer, Navigator Management Partners, LLC. Fernando Crosa, US Tank Alliance, Inc.
Under $1 Million Category
Michelle Adams, Prism Marketing Communications. Zuni Corkerton, RefCheck Information Services, Inc. A program recognizing the finalists and award recipients, plus former honorees, will be held at 11 a.m., Oct. 31 at The Columbus, A Renaissance Hotel, 50 N. 3rd St. The program includes a keynote address by Harley Rouda Jr., chief executive officer and managing partner, Real Living, Inc., one of the fastest-growing real estate franchisors in the nation.

The Columbus Chamber's Small Business Leader Awards are sponsored by Commerce National Bank, Business First, Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP, and Sequent.
For more information and to register, go to www.columbus.org.