Jennifer Dugan Voted One of Top 200 Leading Moms in Business in StartupNation Competition

May 04, 2009, 06:00 ET from Dugan's Travels

Jennifer Dugan of Dugan's Travels is one of the top 200 mom-owned businesses in StartupNation's 2009 Leading Moms in Business Competition.

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Dugan's Travels announced today that it has been recognized as one of the top 200 mom-owned businesses in StartupNation's 2009 Leading Moms In Business Competition ( The competition, sponsored by VerticalResponse, recognizes the achievements of mothers across the country who run outstanding businesses.

Dugan's Travels is a full service home-based travel agency located in Los Alamos, NM. Jennifer Dugan is a Certified Travel Associate specializing in family vacations. Dugan's Travels provides travel reservations with all major cruise lines, tour companies, airlines, hotels, rental cars, as well as many other travel suppliers. Dugan's Travels also handles corporate travel for several businesses and organizations.

"Moms across America were honored in this year's ranking, showing that they're capable of starting and running successful businesses while managing to balance family, career, home and self," said Rich Sloan, co-founder of StartupNation. "Well over 600,000 votes were cast in support of several thousand contestants. What an incredible achievement to be named a winner, and what an inspiration for anyone looking to start their own business."

"It's challenging for anyone to start and run a successful business - particularly in this economy. These women are setting the standard for innovation and creativity," said Janine Popick, founder and CEO of VerticalResponse.

StartupNation ( launched the first annual Leading Moms in Business Competition in January with the support of VerticalResponse ( to recognize the achievements of mom entrepreneurs across the US. Winners were selected and ranked according to public votes accumulated from January through March, 2009. The elite 200 win bragging rights, promotional support, and digital winner's emblems recognizing their achievements as the Leading Moms in Business.

About Dugan's Travels

Dugan's Travels has been in business since 1997. It is a full service travel agency certified by IATAN, ARC, and CLIA. It has over 600 agents located all over the United States and Canada.

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