US Chamber, Blue Ribbon Winner

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Sarah Frye
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March 1, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

greeNEWit Receives the 2012 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognized 75 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award® winners, honoring their critical role in creating jobs and growing the economy.

“This year’s recipients of the Blue Ribbon Small Business Award are proof that the American entrepreneurial spirit is as strong as ever,” said Thomas J. Donohue, U.S. Chamber President and CEO.  “We’re relying on small businesses to lead us out of this recession, create new jobs, and get our economy moving again, and these companies are leading the way.”

The Blue Ribbon Small Business Award, sponsored by Sam’s Club®, is designed to recognize businesses that demonstrate excellent business practices in several areas, including business strategy, employee development, community involvement and customer service.

“This award is about more than recognizing financially successful businesses,” said Donohue. “It’s about honoring those that show a commitment to their employees, sound business practices, and bettering their communities. These companies have made these commitments, and the Chamber is proud to recognize their contributions.”

This year’s 75 Blue Ribbon winners were selected from a record number of nationwide applicants and will be honored at America’s Small Business Summit 2012, May 21–23, in Washington, D.C. On March 15, seven of the Blue Ribbon businesses will be announced as award finalists, and one will be named the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year during America’s Small Business Summit.  The winner will be presented with a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of Sam’s Club.

Blue Ribbon businesses are also eligible for the Community Excellence Award, decided by online public voting, March 1–12.  In addition, 25 Free Enterprise Honorees were commended for their strong business practices and contributions to the economy. greeNEWit is committed to creating new solutions for life’s challenges by involving the community to support continued education, humanitarian advancement and economic development.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses of all sizes, sectors and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

To learn more about America’s Small Business Summit, visit USchambersummit.com.

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