Annual Awards Event

AMPLIFY Clearwater is dedicated to promoting and enhancing the economic vitality and quality of life in the greater Clearwater area. While we celebrate our investors and their success every day, we are proud to dedicate one evening per year to recognizing those among us who have shined particularly bright in the last year.

Please save the date for Stellar Awards: Recognizing Business Excellence, taking place on Friday, September 13th, 2024 at Ruth Eckerd Hall.


This small business is a standout organization. It exhibits excellence and best business practices.

2021 Recipient: Patrice & Associates – Clearwater

2022 Recipient: Imaani Bilal’s Family Child Care

2023 Recipient: PROforma N & M Communications

This small business is a standout organization. It exhibits excellence and best business practices.

2021 Recipient: Candlewood Suites Safety Harbor/Clearwater NE

2022 Recipient: Yo Mama’s Foods Inc

2023 Recipient: Clearwater Ferry Services

This small business is a standout organization. It exhibits excellence and best business practices.

2021 Recipient: WestCMR

2022 Recipient: BayCare Health System

2023 Recipient: ProVise Management Group

This award was created to honor an individual or company who has an outstanding business, has pioneered an effective strategy for business in Clearwater and in the surrounding community, and shown dedication to the AMPLIFY Clearwater.

2021 Recipient: Morton Plant Hospital

2022 Recipient: V. Raymond Ferrara

2023 Recipient: Dr. Tashika Griffith

This recognition pays tribute to an individual or organization, that although small, makes a big difference in the lives of others. They are committed to corporate social responsibility and dedicated to making the Tampa Bay Region a better place to live, work, and play. Nonprofits and for-profits alike can participate in this award.

2021 Recipient: The Kelly Kelly Show

2022 Recipient: WestCMR

2023 Recipient: Our Children Have Rights .Org

Creating a company culture is not just for large corporations. This small business is intentional by investing in the development and wellbeing of its employees.

2021 Recipient: Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas & West Pasco Counties

2022 Recipient: AnyDesk

2023 Recipient: WestCMR

Nominees in the Environmental Steward Award category are organizations that have demonstrated exceptional contributions, commitment, and actions to make a positive impact on the local environmental landscape. They are a role model for business in environmental sustainability best practices, and have helped to build environmental awareness and promote environmental stewardship within the Tri-Cities.

2021 Recipient: Ocean Allies

2022 Recipient: KnowBe4

2023 Recipient: Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas & West Pasco Counties

The recipient of this award started small but thought big. This top-tier recognition will pay tribute to an entrepreneur who has reached the pinnacle of prosperity.

2021 Recipient: Greg Powers, Beachside Hospitality Group

2022 Recipient: David Habib, Yo Mama’s Foods Inc.

2023 Recipient: Tamara Glynn

This award was created to recognize a new generation of leaders who are providing innovative solutions to social and business challenges, and improving the quality of life in our community. This award symbolizes the aspiration to transcendent leadership to be pursued by each new generation and to build a better world by creating tangible and practical solutions to some of the most significant challenges faced by our communities.

2021 Recipient: Camille Hebting

2022 Recipient: Jared Gill

2023 Recipient: Felicia Harris

This prestigious award is given to an industry leader whose exceptional commitment has significantly enhanced and perpetuated the tourism industry in Clearwater.

2021 Recipient: Paul Andrews

2022 Recipient: Sonny Flynn

2023 Recipient: Misty Wells

This recognition will honor a business that began no more than two years ago. Its innovative approach ensures that it’s well on its way.

2021 Recipient: Blue Fetch

2022 Recipient: Our Children Have Rights .Org

2023 Recipient: Hang Ten Creative Agency

This award recognizes a minority-owned and/or woman-owned organization that exhibits excellence and best business practices.

2021 Recipient: EmpowHERment

2022 Recipient: ClearPath Health LLC

2023 Recipient: Essentials Spa of Clearwater

Calling all 501(c)3 organization serving the Greater Tampa Bay Region! If you have demonstrated excellence in non-profit business management practices and resource development; Achieved growth in the number of programs, networks, partnerships, collaborations and services that demonstrate community impact and experienced steady growth in clients served – apply today for this prestigious award!

2021 Recipient: CASA

2022 Recipient: Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas & West Pasco Counties

2023 Recipient: Lotz of Blessings

This award recognizes an individual woman who has distinguished herself in our organization, her profession, and her community. The recipient epitomizes the values for which AchieveHERs and AMPLIFY Clearwater stand, and represents the best of who we all are as women and as leaders.

2021 Recipient: Suzy Sofer

2022 Recipient: Sharon Fekete

2023 Recipient: Sheri Aquilar

This kudos will go to a young professional who is shaking up the small business space. Applicants must be under 40 years of age by September 30, 2023.

2021 Recipient: Kaylin Ingram

2022 Recipient: Jasper Klein

2023 Recipient: Garret Steed