At the 116th Annual Meeting in June, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce honored outstanding companies and individuals.
Every year, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce honors two individuals as Small Business Leader of the Year, sponsored by HomeTrust Bank. One award is given to an individual from a company with under 16 employees, and the other is given to an individual at a company with 16 or more employees.
Selected from community nominations, winners clearly reflect quality and dedication in the operation of business in the Asheville area and exhibit leadership accomplishments including innovation, initiative and civic responsiveness.
|Ed Sullivan with wife Arlene and daughter|
Ed Sullivan of Sign-a-rama of Asheville was selected in the category of under 16 employees. Ed and his wife Arlene started Sign-a-rama of Asheville in 2011. In just two short years, Ed has become an active member of the community. He contributes time, effort and resources to many community activities. He is a member of the Council of Independent Business Owners and Asheville Rotary as well as a Chamber ambassador. An avid musician, Ed has also volunteered and supported numerous music festivals in the region.
“Ed responds to the challenges of running a successful business with innovative approaches and solutions,” said Sign-a-rama sales representative Dari Mullins. “When given an unusual project, Ed throws all his creativity and managerial skills toward the task to ensure it is accomplished.”