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Small Business Gala honors local entrepreneurs

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -

The Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce wrapped up Small Business Week with a recognition gala. 

A variety of awards went to local entrepreneurs. Jamie Keating Culinary, Inc. won Small Business Giant of the Year among 11 contenders. Keating says his goal is to inspire other area restaurateurs to improve their standards. "I want to be the one that just doesn't say, 'hey, I'm going to kill it and take it away from everybody in every country club,'" he says. "What I want to say is 'let's raise the bar. Let's get food service, let's people happy, let's get people excited like they are in Charleston and all these great cities."

OmegaFi, which provides Internet-based financial management services to fraternities and sororities, won the Visionary Award.

The Pastoral Institute won Drug-free Workplace of the Year for their consulting and counseling services.

Carla Epp of New Life Tanning Centers won Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

You can watch the gala in its entirety on WRBL Sunday at 1 p.m.

Jessi Mitchell

Jessi joined the WRBL news team in October 2012 after working as a freelance production assistant for MTV Networks in Los Angeles.
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