Chamber names finalists for small business awards

DULUTH -- The Gwinnett Chamber announced its 25 finalists for the 2012 Pinnacle Small Business Awards via Twitter this week.

The businesses -- which range from salons to realty to jewelry -- will now have to wait until the award ceremony on April 27 to find out who will be named "small business of the year." Winners will also be decided in three categories based on number of employees: 1 to 9, 10 to 99, and 100-plus.

The finalists are, in alphabetical order:

-- Aaron Plumbing

-- American Painting and Renovations

-- Ameriprise Financial, Kevin O'Brien

-- Atlanta Housing Source at Solid Source Realty

-- Bella Fiore Salon

-- Blue Landworks

-- Coles Barton

-- Deluxe Athletics

-- East2West Media Group

-- EveryDry Roofing

-- Farrah Tech

-- Gem Shopping Network

-- Green Financial Resources

-- Hire Dynamics

-- I-Tech

-- McMahan's Sartorial Clothing

-- Paradigm Security Services

-- Perket Technologies

-- Prosthetic Care

-- Rocket IT

-- Service First Roofing

-- Signarama Buford

-- Sun Technologies

-- The Myers Groups

-- Willis Mechanical