McConnell Group Public Relations, Inc. Named Winner of U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award
McConnell Group is one of 100 companies chosen for the prestigious award and one of only three in North Carolina.
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. (Feb. 18, 2016): North Carolina agency McConnell Group Public Relations, Inc. was named one of only 100 small businesses nationwide to receive the 2016 Dream Big Blue Ribbon Award. Now, one of the 100 finalists will win the title of “Small Business of the Year” and awarded $10,000 this June.
Each applicant was judged on strategic planning, employee development, customer service, and involvement in their community. It is said that a record number of companies across the United States applied for the award.
“Small businesses across America today face more economic and regulatory hurdles than ever before, but each of these outstanding companies is rising to the challenge,” said U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue. “These Blue Ribbon Award winners have worked hard, taken risks, and achieved success, helping strengthen their communities and local economies.”
A complete list of this year’s Blue Ribbon Small Business Award® winners is available here.
An awards breakfast will be held in honor of the winners on June 14, 2016, during America’s Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C.
“I am so honored and humbled to be chosen for such a prestigious award,” said McConnell Group PR Founder and President Michelle McConnell Yelton.
Blue Ribbon Award Winners are automatically entered into the running for the Community Excellence Award, which highlight a business that has found notable success in its community. The winner is selected by online public voting, encouraging employees, customers, and friends to vote for their favored business.
Voting is now open and will close on March 4 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
“We hope that everyone will vote for McConnell Group Public Relations, Inc. for the Community Excellence Award,” said Yelton. “We believe in small businesses and value the opportunity to help others grow and prosper.”
About McConnell Group Public Relations, Inc.
Founded in 2005, McConnell Group Public Relations, Inc. is a public relations, marketing, advertising, graphic design and event production company that caters to businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals primarily in the tourism, lifestyle and non-profit industries. From marketing and producing a landmark event, to creating compelling content for a multi-platform marketing campaign, McConnell Group PR offers services to make every client's business memorable and attractive to its audiences. For more information, visit www.mcconnellgrouppr.com.