Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 15, 2014
Nitro Mobile Solutions, a leading provider of mobile and mobile banking applications, has been selected as a finalist in the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Small Business of the Year Awards.
The award is presented to the company that best represents Tampa’s small business community. Businesses must be nominated to enter the competition. Other qualifications include being headquartered in the Tampa Bay area, being a for-profit organization, having 5-250 employees, and having conducted business for at least three complete years.
“We couldn’t be more excited and honored to move forward in this competition. We’re proud to do business in Tampa and continuously strive to support and encourage local business growth, especially in the technology sector,” said Pete Slade, CEO of Nitro Mobile Solutions.
Before making it as a finalist, competing companies had to first get through two phases of the competition. The first phase of the competition involved completing a detailed application, which highlighted the company’s history, adversities, management team, and other questions based upon the Chamber’s five judging criteria. The criteria are as follows:
History and philosophy (ethical business practices)
Management (business goals, planning)
Operational management (personnel, profitability, administrative processes)
Innovativeness and response to adversity/economic conditions/competition
Leadership and community contributions
The second phase of the competition involved a 20-minute interview held at the Chamber of Commerce on June 20. During the interview, competitors had 10 minutes to address each of the five judging criteria and 10 minutes to answer judges’ questions. The final phase of the competition will take place on August 27, during which time the SBOYA judges will visit each finalist’s office for a one-hour onsite interview.
The winning company will be revealed at the awards ceremony, which takes place September 19 at the Straz Center for Performing Arts. This year’s theme is “The Amazing Race.”
Click here for more information about the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year Awards.
About Nitro Mobile Solutions:
Nitro Mobile Solutions is a leading provider of full-service mobile technology solutions for enterprises and financial institutions, including regional and local banks and credit unions. Nitro’s innovative technology and industry expertise equips clients with the flexibility to customize and manage mobile applications and related engagement tools in a convenient manner-- without coding or software development experience.