The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce named Michael Williams, president of Making Projects Work, the 2007 Small Business Person of the Year at the Annual Small Business Person of the Year Awards.

The event, which is co-hosted by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Atlanta Business Chronicle, has honored one small businessperson each year for the past 21 years for his or her contributions to the Atlanta business community.

Making Projects Work is a management consulting firm formed 10 years ago to assist companies in the planning and implementation of complex projects.

The company worked on a new $500 million terminal development project at Boston Logon International Airport for Delta Air Lines Inc. that opened in March 2005, one month ahead of schedule and on budget.

Most of the firm’s projects are in the metro Atlanta area, including the renovation of the Delta ticket lobby at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, as well as involvement in the planning of the airport’s future $1 billion International Terminal.

Other finalists for the 2007 Small Business Person of the Year Award were: Andy Briggs, president of Pro Power Solutions; Matt Clouser, president of Active Production and Design; Sacha Taylor, founder of Nannies + More and Mike Trotter, president of Trotter & Co.

Nominees must be members of the Metro chamber who are primary owners or major shareholders of a business that has been established in metro Atlanta for at least three years. The firms must have gross annual revenues of less than $40 million and fewer than 100 employees.

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