Stephanie Brown of the The Rosie Network with Jerry Sanders
Stephanie Brown, founder and CEO of The Rosie Network, with Jerry Sanders. Photo by Chris Jennewein

From educating San Diegans about the environment to helping service members and their families start a business, six small businesses earned awards Thursday for their outstanding work in the region.

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce presented the 2019 Small Business Awards at a ceremony in the Central Library in downtown San Diego.

“Today we recognize six outstanding local businesses that are really making a difference in San Diego,” said Jerry Sanders, president and CEO of the chamber. “The winners and applicants highlight the diversity of the county’s vibrant small business community. Their impact and success is what makes our region a great place to do business.”

The 2019 winners in each category are:

Small businesses — those with fewer than 50 employees – employ half of San Diego’s workforce and account for more than 90 percent of businesses in San Diego County.

“The majority of our chamber membership is small businesses and we are committed to providing programs and resources that help them grow and thrive,” said Sanders.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.