Springs Publishing / Reporter Newspapers founder and publisher Steve Levene, left, accepts the “Small Business of the Year” award from Jim Kelley, board chair of the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce at the March 1 gala.
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The Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce has named Springs Publishing LLC, the parent company that publishes Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta INtown, the “2013 Small Business of the Year.”

The award was announced at the chamber’s annual gala on March 1 at the Chastain Horse Park.

Other awards presented during the event were to Egg Harbor Café as top restaurant and Karen Trylovich as top volunteer.

The award for Springs Publishing notes the company has grown from two community papers to five since its startup in 2007 by focusing on “hyperlocal” news and content.

The Reporter papers are published bi-weekly in Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Buckhead and Brookhaven. Atlanta Intown is published monthly. Combined circulation for the five publications is 100,000 copies.