Creative Sign Designs Finalist for Small Business of the Year

Creative Sign Designs chosen as one of five finalists for the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce 2011 Small Business of the Year

Tampa, Fla. (July 2011) – The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce annually recognizes businesses with fewer than 250 employees with their Small Business of the Year (SBOY) Awards.  The SBOY Awards celebrate small companies in the bay area for their outstanding business achievements.  Creative Sign Designs is proud to be one of five finalists in the 51-250 Employees category. 

Creative Sign Designs was founded in 1986 and over the past 25 years has become a nationally recognized leader in custom interior and exterior signage for both residential and commercial markets. In previous years, the business focused on residential and street signage and mailboxes for new home developments. However, over the past few years, Creative Sign Designs has evolved, adding a strong architectural sign business serving hotels, health care organizations, apartment communities, college campuses, national retailers and many others.

Nominated companies in the race for the Great Tampa Chamber of Commerce SBOY participate in three judging rounds over a 4-month period: a written application, a 20-minute presentation and interview, and a site visit and facility tour.  Scoring is based on history and philosophy, management, operational management, innovations and response to adversity, and leadership and community contributions.

On-site judging and facility videotaping for finalists will take place in late August.  A 1-2 minute video showcasing each small company will be shown at the annual awards dinner at the Tampa Convention Center in September, where an estimated 1000 people will be in attendance.

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Winner will also be awarded the U.S. Chamber 2012 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award.  The Blue Ribbon Small Business award honors companies committed to their employees, sound business practices, and bettering their communities.

About Creative Sign Designs:

Creative Sign Designs, a Tampa Sign Company, specializes in turnkey architectural signage solutions.  Creative Sign Designs provides consultation, design, project management, fabrication, and installation services for a full line of interior, exterior and digital sign products.  With more than 25 years experience providing architectural sign solutions, Creative Sign Designs is capable of successfully managing local, regional, and national projects.  For more information, visit or call (813) 713-7620.