Metro South Chamber Names JJ’s Caffe Entrepreneur of the Year


It was one of the best emails I received all year! “Congratulations on your nomination for the 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year Award!” What??? Once my heart rate returned to normal I started thinking about when we first opened and how much we’ve grown and evolved since May of last year, yet the email still caught be by surprise. On May 15, I headed over to the Shaw’s Center here in Brockton for Metro South Chamber’s annual Small Business Awards Breakfast.  I was familiar with the breakfast because my good friend, Jason Barbosa of Vicente’s Tropical Grocery, won Small Business of the Year two years ago.  There were some really great stories from the other nominees who all had experienced tremendous success over the past year, but when they announced JJ’s Caffe as the winner I was floored!

We are absolutely honored to have been chosen for this award and although we don’t strive for awards and accolades, it feels great to be acknowledged for all the hard work the entire JJ’s team does week after week.  The Chamber has been a great partner with an abundance of optimal resources for small businesses. Something I learned at the awards breakfast was that the Metro South Chamber of Commerce is ranked in the top 1% of all chambers in the entire United States! It just makes the award that much more serious! Oh boy…heart rate is back up again…

To read more about the award recipients visit the Metro South Chamber of Commerce.