The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) recently announced the winners of the 2013 Excellence Awards Honoring the Region’s Small Businesses – the most esteemed honor bestowed on small businesses in the Greater Philadelphia region.

“The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is honored to recognize the small businesses that are moving our region forward,” said Chamber President and CEO Rob Wonderling. “These winners’ inspirational stories and successes reflect the entrepreneurial culture that is Greater Philadelphia and highlight the impact that small businesses have on our regional economy.”

Nominated by their peers throughout the 11-county region, the awards are presented in 10 categories.  Of those categories, three are PIDC clients!

Revolutionary Recovery
Young Entrepreneurs of the Year

Revolution Recovery provides a complete range of recycling services and dumpster rentals to the construction, manufacturing, commercial and residential markets in Philadelphia.  Their mission is to keep materials out of landfills. Through a PIDC Growth Loan, Revolution Recovery was able to purchase equipment such as a new indoor conveyor belt system that allows it to move 250 tons of recyclable materials per day.

Spike’s Trophies
Manufacturer of the Year

Spike’s is one of the largest and most experienced manufacturers of Recognition, Promotional Products & Signage Nationally Since 1929. PIDC assisted Spike’s Trophies with the purchase and renovation of their new location in Northeast Philadelphia through a Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) Loan.

Pace Controls

Technological Excellence of the Year

PaceControls develops and manufactures eco-smart, easy-to-install energy-saving HVACR solutions for a wide variety of commercial, industrial and residential heating, cooling and refrigeration equipment. They are committed to saving energy and cash in a way that improves the environment by reducing carbon emissions and lowering wasteful energy use. PIDC worked with PaceControls to lease office space at The Navy Yard, which is a growing center of activity for commercialization of and deployment of energy efficient building systems and technologies.

In addition to the PIDC client companies listed above, a number of other great Philadelphia based businesses were announced as winners of the 2013 Small Business Excellence Awards.

Perryman Building and Construction Services
Family Business of the Year

Perryman Building and Construction Services was founded in 1961 with the philosophy that “quality jobs performed by quality people always counts”. Today it’s a commercial general construction and construction management services firm reestablished for business in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a tribute to the family’s small business success, opportunity development, and contribution to the community.

Nigro’s Auto Body
Customer Service Excellence of the Year

Since opening in 1984 Nigro’s Auto Body has put their customers first.  Having a commitment to providing quality auto body service and years of experience, they always stay true to their mission. 

SEER Interactive
Small Business Person of the Year

SEER Interactive was founded in 2002 and has a great team that provides a wealth of knowledge which collectively spans decades of Search Marketing, SEO and Analytics experience.

Philadelphia Runner
Retailer of the Year

Philadelphia Runner is locally owned and operated. The first Philadelphia Runner, located at 16th and Sansom, opened in 2004 and has been serving the community ever since.  Along with their two other locations they are committed to providing first-rate customer service and only carrying the best running and walking equipment available.

These leading small businesses join the ranks of many past PIDC client winners of the Small Business Excellence Awards, including Yards Brewing Company, Di Bruno Brothers, Revzilla and SA VA. For more information on how PIDC can assist your small business to grow in Philadelphia through our financing and real estate resources, please contact Chamor Hollinger at 215.496.8157 or

The business community is invited to join the GPCC as current and past Excellence Awards winners, event sponsors and business leaders celebrate the 2013 winners at the 30th Annual Excellence Awards celebration at the Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing on Thursday, November 15. The celebration features a cocktail reception, dinner, and networking.  For more information, please visit: