Silver Ships Named Small Business of the Year Award Finalist

Theodore, AL (June 17, 2021) – Silver Ships, Inc. has been named one of three finalists for the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Awards. 

A volunteer committee reviewed and evaluated all submissions and choose finalists from information provided regarding: Business Growth, Operations and Impact; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Business Strategy; Customer Service and Market Strategy; and Community Involvement.

Silver Ships persevered through a challenging 2020 to reach sales goals and gain new customers. These successes can be attributed to the team’s commitment to strong customer service; the company’s solid financial position; a steady pipeline of projects and leads; an incredibly hard-working team; solid relationships with partner outfitting vendors; and overall leadership and guidance from the top down.

“We are proud to be included as a finalist for the Small Business of the Year, especially after celebrating 35 years in business in 2020,” says Steven Clarke, CFO and co-owner of Silver Ships. “It is an exciting time for our company given we have a growing backlog of contracts as we continue to build high-quality, aluminum workboats. We appreciate the opportunity to celebrate our accomplishments, employees, customers, vendors, and Mobile-area roots.”  

The criteria for entry into the Small Business of the Year Awards includes:

  • In business for more than five years
  • Mobile Area Chamber member for three years
  • 100 or fewer employees
  • Solid financial base
  • Demonstrates sales growth/profit, unit growth, new product line, growing number of employees and/or innovative initiatives
  • Evidence of good business practices
  • Community service contribution(s)
  • Must be a privately-owned, for-profit entity (non-franchised)
  • Headquartered in Mobile, Baldwin or Washington counties

The finalists will be honored at the Chamber’s Small Business Awards Ceremony on August 26, where the winner will be announced.