InterConnect Wiring has received the 2015 Small Business of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. John Ashour accepted the award at Mayor Betsy Price’s State of the City address at the Fort Worth Convention Center March 4.
InterConnect won in the 51-150 employee category and was chosen from a field of 88 nominees in four categories based on number of employees. Criteria for the award are business growth and performance, sound business strategies and practices, customer service strategies, business challenges, unique and innovative approaches, and community involvement.
“Participating in this process was a great opportunity for us to reflect on our accomplishments and the strength of our business operation,” said John Ashour, president of InterConnect Wiring. “I especially want to thank our employees for the hard work they have put in for so many years.”
“These outstanding businesses are models of entrepreneurial vision, courage and spirit that define Fort Worth,” said Bill Thornton, president and CEO of the Fort Worth Chamber. “Small businesses continue to drive our local and national economy, and the Chamber is committed to support their success and recognize their impact.”
More than 90 percent of the Fort Worth Chamber’s membership is made up of small businesses with fewer than 100 employees.Each finalist was judged by a panel of Fort Worth Chamber business owners and professionals, most of them past award winners. Top entrepreneurial students from Texas Christian University’s Neeley School of Business were also among the judges.
NORTHSTAR BANK OF TEXAS is presenting sponsor of the Small Business of the Year Awards. Additional sponsors of the program are TCU’s Neeley School of Business, Tarleton State University, The Worthington Renaissance Hotel and the Fort Worth Business Press.