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Small Business Person of the Year Mark Wyssbrod gets Greater North Fulton Chamber's top award

Honored for sustained growth, community involvement

From left are Brad Beisbier, First Citizens Bank and GNFCC chairman of the board, Mark Wyssbrod and Beth Cayce, CaraVita Home Care and 2012 GNFCC Small Business Person of the Year. (click for larger version)
September 29, 2013
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Brandon Beach, president and chief executive officer of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, announced that Mark Wyssbrod of Pro @ctive CPA has been named the 2013 Small Business Person of the Year.

As a managing member of Pro @ctive CPA, a knowledge-integration company formed in 2005, Wyssbrod was presented the award during a ceremony at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

Each year, the chamber selects a person who bears principal responsibility for operating a business defined as "small" under the applicable Small Business Association (SBA) size standards. Small business finalists were selected from the chamber's membership of more than 1,600 businesses.

As part of the selection process, the company must exhibit sustained business growth, chamber participation and community involvement.

"I could not have reached this level of achievement without a supporting and loving family, fantastic team members, great business partners and amazing clients. Thank you for your confidence and support," said Wyssbrod in accepting his award.

"I am still in awe and wonder from this morning's event – humbled, determined to continue to make a difference and grateful," he said.

Wyssbrod said that small businesses do not need traditional CPA firms which are "historians." Instead, they need "integrators." Pro @ctive aims to offer small businesses creative solutions to their challenges. They also offer a one-of-a-kind newsletter to customers that provides economic updates and action steps to help them succeed.

Wyssbrod has volunteered his services and talents on projects throughout Atlanta and North Fulton. He has created a balanced life spurred by his desire to make a difference with his clients, employees and the community.

Pro @ctive is a unique company led by a diligent professional who works hard to help his clients succeed, said Beach.

"The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce is proud that Pro @ctive CPA has been selected for this award," said Julie Haley, committee chairwoman of the Small Business Person of the Year Committee. "Our mission at the GNFCC is to support the growth of our members, and recognize the entrepreneurial spirit and achievements of small businesses, which make up a large portion of our membership. Pro @ctive CPA exemplifies the qualities we like to see in a thriving business that gives back to the local community."

Small Business Persons of Excellence were also recognized during the chamber breakfast. They included Paul Cote of Cypress Partners LLC, Edward Kennedy and Mike Nilan of TreeZero Paper Co., Jim Pope of KeyWorth Bank, Vik Thadani of Unbounded Solutions and Mark Wyssbrod of Pro @ctive CPA.

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