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Aventi CEO Receives Small Business Leader Award

Aventi Enterprises is proud to announce that our CEO, Deonna Barnett, has been honored with the prestigious Small Business Leader Award by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. This accolade recognizes Deonna's exceptional leadership and the remarkable contributions of Aventi to the Columbus, OH business community.

At the Columbus Chamber, small businesses are at the heart of membership, serving as vital components of the thriving Columbus business ecosystem. Each year, exemplary leaders of these businesses are celebrated through the Small Business Leader Award, presented at the Chamber Annual Meeting.

For over three decades, the Columbus Chamber has proudly spotlighted the exceptional leaders within the small business community. The Small Business Leader Award acknowledges individuals who exemplify success through increased sales, growth in employment, and meaningful contributions to the community. Nominations for this esteemed award are open to all, with a nomination process that allows anyone to recognize outstanding small business leaders.

“I am extremely honored to receive this award,” says CEO, Deonna Barnett. “I’d like to thank the Chamber President & CEO, Don DePerro, and the entire Columbus Chamber team for this recognition at their Annual Meeting with over 1,000 business professionals and leaders present. Receiving this award was a great start to celebrating Aventi’s 5-year milestone.”

As we celebrate a 5 year anniversary, Aventi is thrilled by the journey of empowering entrepreneurs, fueling innovation, and championing diversity. Through our consulting services and educational programs, we've sparked growth, crafted winning business plans, and nurtured business sustainability. Our commitment to business diversity, equity, and inclusion drives our mission to shape a more inclusive business landscape.

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