WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SCORE – www.score.org – mentors to America's small business, will be honored as a Top 100 Champion in the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards Gala on Wednesday, October 17th in New York City at the Javits Convention Center. SCORE Director of Marketing and Communications, Bridget Weston Pollack will be on hand to accept the award. The Small Business Influencer Awards are designed to recognize the unsung heroes of small businesses - those who support and encourage entrepreneurs and small business owners, and help them achieve success and stay successful.
The Small Business Influencer Award Champions are chosen based on a combination of voting by the small business community and a panel of judges steeped in the small business market, who considered the contributions of the nominees over the past year toward:
- advocating on behalf of small businesses,
- providing products or services that address the unique challenges faced by small businesses,
- revolutionizing how small businesses do business or how they solve business challenges,
- helping small businesses grow,
- or otherwise impacting small businesses in a significant way.
Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends and one of the co-founders of the Awards says, "Influencers are those who play crucial roles in the small business ecosystem, but who often are in the background. The Top 100 Champions have distinguished themselves in some way."
"We are honored to be recognized as a Top 100 Champion with a significant and positive influence on the small business community, especially amongst such impressive company," commented Ken Yancey, CEO of SCORE. "Our 13,000 volunteers work hard every day to aid small businesses in achieving success and we hope this award will serve as recognition and gratitude for their job well done."
Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 9 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year SCORE helps launch 58,000 new businesses and create 71,000 jobs. SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses annually.
For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE at www.score.org. Connect with SCORE at www.facebook.com/SCOREFans and www.twitter.com/SCOREMentors.
About the Small Business Influencer Awards
The Small Business Influencer Awards, now in their second year, enable the small business community to nominate and show their support for those that influence and support them. The Awards have an open nomination period, followed by community voting, and then a judging period by a group of industry-knowledgeable judges.
The Small Business Influencer Awards initiative is produced by Small Business Trends, an award-winning online publication, serving over 4,000,000 small business owners, stakeholders and entrepreneurs annually, and SmallBizTechnology.com, a media company that produces online content and live events educating small and mid-sized companies on how to strategically use technology as a tool to grow their businesses. The Awards can be found on the Web at: SMBInfluencers.com.
Shalini Karnani Bonjour
SOURCE SCORE Association