Columbus Chamber Honors Tom Harris with Small Business Leader Award

COLUMBUS, OHIO (February 8, 2017) – The Columbus Chamber honored Tom Harris, CEO of HMB, with its Small Business Leader Award during their 2017 Annual Meeting. The award salutes the best of the best in central Ohio for their success and leadership, increased sales, workforce and contributions to the community.

As a founding member of HMB, Harris takes great pride in his work leading the company from an idea back in 1994 to one of central Ohio's most successful and respected IT consulting firms. “Having worked with Tom for more than 20 years, I know we are where we are today largely due to Tom’s guidance, optimism and passion for technology,” said Daniel Whetstone, HMB’s Energy division president.

Harris is a firm believer in the phrase “you win with people” and works to promote a positive culture for the employees of HMB. Doug Donovan, HMB’s Technology Services division president, added “Tom’s commitment to our people and building an incredible culture has enabled us to provide greater value to our customers.  I’m very happy to see Tom recognized as one of Columbus’ elite leaders.  Very fitting for him.”

The Columbus Chamber’s Annual Meeting was attended by more than 1,300 of central Ohio’s thought leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs who help to shape the future of the region’s business community. The meeting included business updates from Columbus Chamber leadership, keynote presenters and regional officials.

In addition to being honored with the Small Business Leader Award, Harris has been recognized as the 2015 Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration and was the recipient of the 2013 CEO of the Year from Columbus CEO Magazine & 10TV.

For more information about the Columbus Chamber Small Business Leader Award, as well as the other 2017 finalists, visit

About HMB:

A member of the Microsoft Partner Network for more than a decade, HMB helps mid-to-large-sized enterprises leverage technology solutions to meet business objectives. With a presence in Columbus, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky. HMB’s intuitive, experienced team provides businesses with technology consulting and IT services that help its clients accelerate time to market and gain a competitive advantage quickly and efficiently. Learn more at or by calling 614.221.6831.

About the Columbus Chamber:

The Columbus Chamber of Commerce has a simple yet bold mission: We help businesses grow and thrive. We serve over 1300 small to medium sized businesses in the Central Ohio Region through our four distinct pillars of service and intentional event programming. We engage our membership through four pillars of service: government relations, talent connections, research, and marketing. Our members utilize our services and capitalize on opportunities we provide to advance their business.

About the Columbus Chamber Small Business Leader Award:

The Columbus Chamber has honored Small Business Leaders for more than thirty years. These leaders rise above the rest and have substantiated success and leadership, increased sales, workforce and contributions to the community. These are the elite, the best of the best.


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