After being awarded the Mobile Small Business of the Year Award, Altaworx advanced to the State level. The Award announcements and presentations were made when all 46 finalists gathered for the award ceremony. The finalists were reviewed by a panel of out-of-state judges. The criteria the judges reviewed include community involvement, chamber participation, business success, and overall deservedness. The businesses were divided into 3 categories based on the size of the company 1-10 Employees, 11-50 Employees, and 51-100 Employees. “CCAA is proud to partner with BCA in recognizing the deserving businesses named as a finalist for the 2022 Alabama Small Business of the Year,” stated CCAA President and CEO, Paige Hutto. “Representing the best of the best, each of these small businesses are a part the backbone of Alabama’s economy and help to keep our state running. They are to be commended for their dedication, perseverance, grit and success.”

Forrest Derr, Altaworx President, says. “Altaworx is proud to have been awarded the Mobile Small Business of the Year Award and considered a finalist for the state level. There was some great competition at the state level and we were happy to be included in such a prestigious list.”



About Altaworx
Altaworx, LLC located in Fairhope, AL, was founded in 2003 by Rickie Richey, to address the emerging demand for Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) business telephone systems. His vision was to build a company that not only provided leading-edge technology, but truly focused on helping customers drive revenue, control expenses, increase their productivity, and operate more efficiently. In 2011, Altaworx continued to focus on customer impact through emerging technologies becoming an internet telephony service provider (ITSP). The company began selling Altaworx branded SIP trunks and Hosted PBX to business customers in the 22 state AT&T footprint. Today, the company operates its cloud-based solutions from two AT&T data centers located in Dallas, TX, Atlanta, GA, and Los Angeles, CA. With a focus on empowering agents and resellers to build recurring revenue in their business, Altaworx continues to grow and now has a presence in 46 states.



About the Business Council of Alabama (BCA)

The Business Council of Alabama is Alabama’s foremost voice for business. The BCA is a non-partisan, statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly 1 million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. The BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers (Clemmons, 2022).