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Autauga County's 2021 Small Business Of the Year Winners Recognized by Autauga County Commission

The Autauga County Commission recognized the 2021 Alabama’s Small Business Of the Year Award Winners from Autauga County during the December 7, 2021 Commission Meeting.

Congratulations to Fras-le North America, Ellis Professional Counseling Services, LLC, Trustmark Bank in Prattville, and The Southern Refinery for being named as finalists at the state level in each of their respective categories. Awards were presented last week by the Business Council of Alabama and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. There where forty-five small businesses in our state that were recognized as 2021 finalists.


Winners were also awarded at 3 top levels, the Gold Award, Silver Award and Bronze Award in 4 different categories, Emerging Business, 1-10 employees, 11-50employees and 51-100 employees.


At the State Level, Autauga County’s own Fras-le North America was recognized as the Alabama Small Business of the Year Gold Award (51-100 Employees) and Autauga County’s own Ellis Counseling, LLC was recognized as Alabama Small Business of the Year Bronze Award (1-10 Employees). These distinguished awards are reviewed by a panel of out-of-state judges who evaluate the businesses in areas including community involvement, chamber participation, business success and overall deservedness.


These small business award winners and finalists are considered to be the state’s very best small businesses based on a variety of civic and professional standards. The Autauga County Commission is honored that each of these small businesses selected Autauga County to be their home!


Thank you to the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce for helping us to honor these amazing businesses in our community and for helping our business community to thrive and grow! 

Pictured (left to right): Commissioner John Thrailkill, Vice-Chairman; Commissioner Bill Tatum; Brittney Seamon Malone, owner The Southern Refinery; Anderson Lima da Silva, Fras-le North America; Commissioner Jay Thompson, Chairman; Wade Seamon, Trustmark Bank; Commissioner Rusty Jacksland; Commissioner Larry Stoudemire