Arlington Chamber of Commerce Announces Small Business of the Year Awards
By Office of Communication
Posted on April 14, 2017, April 14, 2017

Commerce Announces

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce announced this week the recipients of the 2017 Arlington Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Awards.

Recipients will be honored at the May 4 "Spirit of America: 2017 Salute to Small Business" luncheon hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Small Business Administration, The U.S. Postal Service and The North Texas Small Business Development Center.

"We are proud to recognize the significant accomplishments of our award recipients," stated Michael Jacobson, President and CEO of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. "Our businesses of the year are managed by bright and highly motivated people who are committed to superior service and making a difference in the lives of people and the entire Greater Arlington community."


Stripe-A-Zone Inc. - Founded in 1950, Stripe-A-Zone is one of the nation's premier pavement marking companies. In 2016, Stripe-A-Zone was recognized as a Top Contractor in their industry and has received similar accolades through various other professional organizations. The company is deeply involved in community endeavors - the Chamber Board, Arlington Rotary, Arlington library, Boys & Girls Club, AISD Education Foundation, Crossroads Christian Church, Women in Philanthropy, Salvation Army and other entities.

Sutton Frost Cary LLP (SFC) - SFC provides tax and assurance and consulting services to various industries. SFC has more than 45 employees, including eight partners and 23 CPAs contributing to their record growth. Having served the Metroplex for more than 45 years, SFC has received numerous awards and recognition for their expertise. SFC and staffers are involved in the Chamber (and Young Professionals), Rotary, United Way, YMCA of Arlington, Leadership Arlington, UTA Accounting Alumni Association, Dental Health for Arlington and others. Beyond involvement, the firm contributes to numerous entities like SafeHaven, Boys & Girls Club, Theatre Arlington, Patriot Dogs, Levitt Pavilion and many more.


Arlington ISD Education Foundation - the Arlington Independent School District Education Foundation serves the students, teachers and staff of the AISD in Arlington and adjacent communities within the school district by fulfilling extraordinary education needs and initiatives not financed by the district or state funding. Through collaborative efforts, the Foundation has shown growth in volunteer support, fundraising initiatives, grants distributed for classroom instruction, diversity and increasing support to economically disadvantaged children.


Jim Ross Law Group, P.C. - the Jim Ross Law Group is a general practice litigation law firm based in Arlington. Jim Ross is a veteran having served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He also served in law enforcement as a Texas Police Officer. His law firm has posted significant growth in new client legal matters and has received numerous awards and accolades in his profession. Jim and the members of his staff are active in the Arlington Police Foundation, Chamber of Commerce, Special Olympics, Salvation Army, Arlington Public Library, Theatre Arlington, Junior League of Arlington and many other programs.

The U.S. Small Business Administration will recognize the Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Exporter of the Year, Women in Business Champion of the Year, Minority Small Business of the Year, and others. Winners are from Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Campbell, Mount Pleasant and other communities.

For more information, visit or call the Arlington Chamber at 817-275-2613.

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