Vistra Named Finalist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Dream Big Small Business of the Year Awards

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TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vistra Communications, LLC (Vistra), an integrated marketing communications agency, was recently named a Minority-Owned Business Achievement Award Finalist for the 2018 Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award. Every year, the awards program honors the achievements of small businesses and highlights their contributions to America’s economic growth. Vistra is one of 21 finalists set to be honored during the Small Business Summit in October.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized for our exceptional business practices and ongoing community involvement. Small businesses are an integral and dynamic part of our thriving economy. While there are challenges that small businesses must overcome, leaders must never stop thinking out of the box, working hard and pursuing their dreams,” said Vistra President and CEO Brian Butler.

The Dream Big Small Business of the Year Awards program will be held during the Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C. During the event, one regional finalist will receive the Community Excellence Award and a cash prize courtesy of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The group is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than three million businesses of all sizes, sectors and regions. 

As a finalist, Vistra is also entered into the running for the Community Excellence Award where the winner is selected by both judges and online public voting. Voting is open Monday, September 3 - Friday, September 7. To vote, visit

Butler founded Vistra in 2007, after a successful U.S. Army career. The growing agency now consists of nearly 75 team members and provides marketing, communications and consulting services to corporate, government and nonprofit clients locally and nationwide. As a small business with large agency experience and expertise, the Vistra team is passionate about producing results and works closely with clients to build successful strategies designed to help them reach their goals.

About Vistra
Vistra is a nationally-recognized, full-service, marketing, communications and consulting agency headquartered in Tampa, Florida, providing services to corporate, government and nonprofit clients. Vistra is an SBA 8(a) Certified and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). The company was named the 2016 SBA South Florida Veteran Owned Business of the Year, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year for 2016 (21-50 employees) as well as ranked number one in the Top PR Firms in the Tampa Bay area according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2016, 2017 and 2018. For more information about Vistra, please call 813.961.4700 or visit




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