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Covington Eye Care takes home the gold

Last week, Covington Eye Care of Opp took home the gold in the one to 10 employees category of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama and the Business Council of Alabama’s Small Business and Emerging Business Award.

Dr. Josh Driver said he was completely surprised when he got the news.

“Honestly, I was surprised just because of the amazing competition in our category,” Driver said. “Just looking through the final three, let alone all of the businesses nominated, it is amazing.”

Each day, Driver said he and his staff try to focus on the small details to become successful.

“We try and talk about our objectives and goals regularly,” Driver said. “We really emphasize the fact that we want every patient to have a good experience from the time they walk into the door, to the time they leave. We always go the extra mile to meet patients’ needs and let them know that they are part of the family here and important to us. We really appreciate our patients that come from all over the county.”

Driver has been in Opp for 17 years and said this award shows that if people put in the hard work, they can be successful from anywhere.

“Opp is a place that you can be successful,” Driver said. “If you provide a good product or a good service, there is a lot of success to be had here. I am fortunate that the opportunity was here whenever I came 17 years ago. The things that make a business successful are in place regardless of where you are located. Just looking around the City of Opp, there is literally so much opportunity. I’m just so thankful for the support I have had over the years.”