Get ready to get energized! The Small Business Awards Breakfast honoring area small businesses kicks off the
annual Longview Chamber of Commerce Business Solutions Conference on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Maude
Cobb Convention Center. The program begins at 8 a.m. with breakfast catered by Perfect Catering. The keynote
speaker for the event is Dr. Jerry Teplitz, who has given over 1,700 presentations energizing more than 1 million
people since 1974, including many Fortune 500 Companies. He has taught people how to have greater business
and personal success by showing them how to tap into the power of their own personal energy systems.
Participants report becoming more positive, effective, focused, energized, and more productive, and companies
report 5-30% increase in sales productivity using his techniques. Learning opportunities with him continue in
subsequent morning and afternoon workshops. In addition to Dr. Teplitz’s interactive presentation, the Chamber
will honor the following recipients of the 2018 Small Business Awards.

Family Owned Business of the Year
Ben Maines Air Conditioning

Small Business of the Year
Hospitality Health ER

Minority Owned Business of the Year
Perfect Catering

Leadership Longview Graduation
We will also celebrate the graduation of the Leadership Longview Class of 2018. This year’s 23-member class has
devoted 9 months to leadership training and development, and has become more connected into joining the
movement to move Longview forward! Their signature project is the Longview Child Development Center.