The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce presented Dave Posin, owner of Soldierfit of Gaithersburg, with its seventh annual Small Business of the Year Award during its annual dinner Dec. 5.
Soldierfit offers a fully functional gym, adult and children group fitness programs, personal training, athlete training, martial arts and a pro shop with clothing and supplements. A veteran-owned company, it opened in 2010 with 30 members and two staffers. It now has almost 3,000 members and more than 25 employees, according to a chamber news release. Besides Gaithersburg, it has locations in Frederick, Owings Mills and Chantilly, Va.
Soldierfit holds regular fundraisers for nonprofits and their members and community members. It created and sold pink Soldierfit shirts and gave all proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. It has sponsored and donated to Pit Pride, Wounded Warrior and Autism Speaks, and works with Cornerstone to help employ those with disabilities.
The award recognizes small businesses that demonstrate success, community involvement and excellent customer relations.
More information is at soldierfit.com.