Ramona Fantini, chairman and CEO of Pino Gelato on Hilton Head Island, has received the 2013 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Business Award and the 2013 Enterprising Women of the Year Award from Enterprising Women magazine.
Community involvement was part of the criteria for both awards, according to a company news release.
Pino Gelato gives 5 percent of its annual sales to animal-rescue organizations, the release said. Local partners include Maranatha Farm, Palmetto Animal League, Noah's Arks Rescue and the Hilton Head Humane Association.
Pino Gelato is based on Hilton Head and is in its ninth year of business.