We are both proud and honored to announce that we have been chosen as an American Small Business Champion by SCORE and Sam’s Club!
“We are so grateful to receive this award as a recognition for the many obstacles we overcame as a small business. A big thank you to all our wonderful clients and the community for helping us succeed. We will continue to do our best and provide our IT solutions to help businesses grow to their fullest potentials. Winning this award would not have been possible without you!” – Joyce Tang, AgilisIT CEO.
Out of over five thousand submissions for this award, only those that garnered at least 100 votes will be presented to the judging panel comprising of small business experts to determine who the winners will be. We smashed the voting criteria with almost 10,000 votes! You can view our winning entry here.
The American Small Business Championship award is only given to two selected businesses in every state and the District of Columbia. Each state winner will be awarded a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card, an all-expense-paid trip to a training and networking event in Dallas, TX, SCORE mentoring and publicity throughout the year. Each Champion is also eligible for one of three $25,000 grand prizes.
“SCORE is very pleased to honor the hard work and accomplishments of these 102 small business owners. They come from all across the United States, and provide diverse products and services for their clients, but all share in their dedication to making their dreams a reality,” said SCORE CEO Ken Yancey. “It is our pleasure to provide the mentoring, tools and resources that will help them continue to grow their businesses and enhance the communities they serve.”
“At Sam’s Club, we proudly support and celebrate the unique experience of the small business owner,” said Tracey D. Brown, senior vice president of operations and chief experience officer at Sam’s Club. “We are inspired daily by their ability to navigate challenges and triumphs on the road to success. And now, hopefully, the rest of the nation will be, too, as they get to know some of the nation’s most promising small business owners.”
Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 10 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE’s 10,000+ volunteer business experts provide more than 350,000 free small business mentoring sessions, workshops and educational services to clients in 300 chapters nationwide. In 2016, SCORE mentors volunteered 2.2 million hours to help create more than 130,000 jobs and 54,000 small businesses.
About Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club, a leading U.S. membership club, offers savings and surprises to millions of members in 659 U.S. club locations and at SamsClub.com. The Sam’s Club Giving Program, established by the Walmart Foundation in 2008, is dedicated to micro- and small business prosperity. Sam’s Club and The Sam’s Club Giving Program have invested more than $28 million since 2011 in national and local programs dedicated to improved training, education and increased access to capital for small business owners.