Small Businesses Of The Year Winners Announced

Hygafem-Georgia, Inc.

Douglas R. Manning, chairman and CEO of Hygafem-Georgia, Inc., founded the company five years ago in Buford and moved operations to Gainesville in 2000. The company has grown from one to 16 employees and offers a wide range of unique hygiene services.

Hygafem-Georgia has developed a very comprehensive range of services to reduce cross-infection risks including a unique hygienic products disposal system, air freshener systems that use chemicals to kill odor-associated molecules, inline sanitizers, and auto-flushing systems.

The company and its directors are heavily involved in the community. A native of England, Manning served as Director of British American Business Group of Atlanta for 11 years and frequently serves as a host for trade missions between the UK and Georgia. In 1998, he received a knighthood order by Queen Elizabeth II for services to business and the community in the Southeastern United States.

Hygafem-Georgia, 906 Interstate Ridge Drive, Suite A in Gainesville. 770-297-1600.

Landscape Management Company

Landscape Management Company is an industrial, commercial, residential landscape service specializing in landscape design, installation, irrigation, and maintenance.

The company began operations in 1978 in a 200 square foot garage and currently operates out of a 12,000 square foot facility in Atlas Circle Industrial Park in Gainesville. With a staff of over 40, the company slogan is “Professional People – Professional Results.”

Under the direction of company President Chip Morris, Landscape Management is heavily involved in the community. The Greater Hall Chamber has received complimentary flowers/seasonal color and discounted landscape services since 1981.

In addition, the company is an investor in the HALLmark Initiative, participates in the Adopt-a-Park program and has provided service to United Way, Elachee and the Boys & Girls Club.

Landscape Management Company, P.O. Box 45, Gainesville, GA 30503. 770-536-5044.

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