SWFL Inc. Announces 2023 INCredible Award Winners

Chamber News,

SWFL Inc. announces its 2023
INCredible Awards winners

By: Tiffany Esposito, MBA, CCE, IOM, APR, President & CEO, SWFL Inc. 

We recently hosted SWFL Inc.’s annual INCredible Awards luncheon, and I was humbled to be surrounded by some of our region’s most talented businesspeople. This community is full of optimism and ambition. The support and investment of our business community has helped make this region what it is today, and I can't thank them enough for their commitment to Southwest Florida’s prosperity. 

Our members, sponsors and community stakeholders are the driving force of our organization. Their generous support helps SWFL Inc. do what we do best: help small businesses thrive. I’m honored to announce the winners that were announced at this year’s ceremony… 

Angel Cerritos of the Bonita Springs YMCA was awarded the INCredible Award, which is given to a graduate of Leadership SWFL who exemplifies the values of the program by demonstrating leadership, community stewardship and a desire to continue learning and growing professionally. The Innovation Award celebrates a small business that creates unique and forward-thinking solutions to address the needs of its clients and was presented to Listella. 

The Nonprofit of the Year Award recognizes a nonprofit organization that is seen as a leader in the nonprofit sector. This year’s award was presented to the YMCA of Southwest Florida 

SWFL Inc. began presenting the Small Business of the Year Award in 2001 to recognize local businesses that excel in their market, as well as serve as a leader and go above and beyond to give back to the community. This year, the award was presented to The Wine Room. 

And for the second time, SWFL Inc. presented the Veteran-Owned Business of the Year Award, which celebrates a veteran-owned business that has demonstrated strong business performance and exemplifies significant contributions to Southwest Florida. Millennial Brewing Company earned the award for not only its dedication to supporting veterans but the local business community. 

Last but certainly not least, the SWFL Citizen of the Year was presented to Nathalie White for her forward-thinking and quick response to rebuilding our community after Hurricane Ian by founding Rebuild SWFL 

We are so proud of our small business owners and their contributions to our great community. Congratulations to all our nominees and winners!