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DC Chamber Announces 2015 Small Businesses of Excellence





The Douglas County Chamber and Douglas County Sentinel are pleased to announce the 2014 Small Businesses of Excellence.  These 11 businesses are recognized for successful operations and growth as well as service in their community.

The Chamber is proud to recognize the important role that small businesses play in Douglas County and its economy. They recognize the work of our Small Business Committee who created the Small Businesses of Excellence designation from what was previously our Small Business of the Quarter Awards.

In the third year of offering the Small Businesses of Excellence, the Chamber received over 30 nominations for Chamber member businesses. After being nominated by the community and their peers, each company completed a thorough application covering company information, growth, community involvement and adversity among other criteria. An independent panel of judges composed of business professionals and community leaders reviewed the applications, met to discuss their findings and make their selections.

2015 Small Businesses of Excellence

Ameriprise Financial – Douglasville Franchise

3133 Golf Ridge Boulevard, Suite 201 | Douglasville
678.391.0324 |

Ameriprise Financial helps clients achieve peace of mind about their financial future through personal financial advice from a comprehensive standpoint. They look at the big picture to find creative solutions and to serve as a resource for any financial decision.  Patti and her team help their clients build and maintain wealth to achieve a confident retirement.


AutoBuffs Express Car Wash

6984 Douglas Blvd.| Douglasville
678.213.2285 | www.autobuffsexpress.com

AutoBuffs opened their doors in 2006, and since then, the community support for their family owned and operated business has been exceptional. Their growth in sales has stood the test of time, and several competitors in their 10 years of service. AutoBuffs is a 3 Minute Car Wash that is environmentally friendly, and the quality of service is second to none!


Burke’s Grill

4040 Chapel Hill Road | Douglasville | 770.947.2860 | www.burkesgrill.wordpress.com

Burke’s Grill strives to make every meal a unique and special dining experience in a  “feels like home,” guest friendly atmosphere with good southern food and comforting surroundings. The patronage and support of Douglas County helps Burke’s Grill accomplish their mission and they believe, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”


Chick-fil-A Arbor Place

210 Arbor Place Mall | Douglasville | 678.838.9551 | www.chick-fil-a.com

Chick-fil-A at Arbor Place is a quick service restaurant dedicated to satisfying every customer by offering wholesome, freshly made food, served by friendly and attentive team members.  They are dedicated to creating a fun work environment where a person can learn and grow into a leader, personally and professionally.  In addition, they aim to have a positive impact in our local community.


Harkins & Silliman Family Dentistry

9280 Highway 5, Suite C | Douglasville

770.920.8067 | www.harkinsandsillimanfamilydentistry.com

Harkins & Silliman’s office is a patient-based family dental practice. They focus on comprehensive, individualized care. H&S staff prides themselves on a personal approach that is applied to each patient. They consider all of their patients to be a part of an extended family, and treat them as such. To Harkins & Silliman Family Dentistry, this defines what a “family practice” is all about.


Hawkinson, Muchnick & Associates

4935 Stewart Mill Road, Suite 100 | Douglasville

770.942.7944 | www.hma-cpa.com

With roots in Douglasville dating back to 1981, Hawkinson, Muchnick & Associates is one of the premier CPA firms in West Georgia.  Their staff of eight includes six CPAs with regional and national firm
experience.  HMA specializes in providing personalized services to owner-managed businesses as well as individuals, trusts and estates.


Hughes-Ray Company, Inc.

6554 East Church Street | Douglasville

770.942.0196 | www.hughesray.com

Hughes-Ray Company, Inc. (HRC) provides civil engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, master
planning and construction administration services for public and private sector clients in the state of Georgia
and throughout the United States. Their team of professionals is committed to providing viable solutions
for real world applications.


T. Dennis Connally, P.C., CPA

8483 Campbellton Street | Douglasville | 770.920.2890 | www.tdconnally.com

With 50 years of experience, T. Dennis Connally Consultant, P.C., CPA has become a premier full-service accounting firm in Douglasville and metro Atlanta with international clientele. The firm specializes in bookkeeping services, payroll reporting, management advisory services, tax preparation for individuals and businesses, audit services and IRS tax resolutions.


TransAmerican Computer Consulting, LLC

8601 Baldwin Parkway, Suite 201 | Douglasville

770.597.2871 | www.tacconsulting.net

TransAmerican Computer Consulting provides IT consulting services to small and medium businesses.  They support business ranging from single business owners to corporations with over 350 users. While most of their customers are in the West Georgia area, TACC continues to support businesses in other states and countries.  As they have grown, the services offered have grown as well.  Originally a completely support based company, TACC now has several reseller partnerships and provides a host of cloud services.


Wenck Travel

770.852.1925 | www.wencktravel.com

Wenck Travel focuses on their clients’ vision of their vacation, whether within the US or outside of the country.  Patty and Stan relieve the stress of searching the internet, offer choices within the clients’ guidelines, make sure all questions are answered and all deadlines are met.  They pride themselves on being your “Forever Memories” travel consultants.


Workout Anytime

4900 Stewart Mill Road, Suite M | Douglasville

770.947.3600 | www.workoutanytime.com/douglasville

Workout Anytime is a true 24 hour 7 day a week gym. They are competitively priced to fit everyone’s budget. They pride themselves on being the solution for your fitness on your schedule. They offer a basic membership and premium
membership that includes tanning, unlimited guest privileges and unlimited HydroMassage and training on their ReAct Machine. All of their agreements include access to all clubs 24/7. Workout Anytime is proud to be the original
club that began right here in Douglasville!


For more information about the 2015 Small Businesses of Excellence, please contact the Douglas County Chamber at 770-942-5022 or visit www.douglascountygeorgia.com.

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