Washington (PRESS RELEASE – July 26, 2010) — The Deluxe Corporation (NYSE: DLX) and SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” announce the winners of Project Rev, a yearlong marketing lab to help small businesses find marketing solutions that work. Each entrepreneur receives a range of marketing tools and services valued up to $5,000 based on the individual needs of the business. SCORE will support Project Rev with its information resources and the assignment of a skilled business expert for each of the winners.
Deluxe launched Project Rev in March to help small business owners discover and execute marketing programs that will work for them. During the next year, Project Rev will share marketing tips and highlight success stories from the winners at www.projectrev.com.
Project Rev winners include:
- AUM Framing & Gallery, owned by Trevor Byrne in Denver, Colo.
- Comfort Coach Transport, owned by Diane Presser in Oceanside, Calif.
- Fenton Family Eyecare, owned by Mary Helton in Fenton, Mo.
- Florida Fresh Stone Crab, owned by Charles Raines, Tampa, Florida
- My Story, owned by Tasha Oldham in Los Angeles, Calif.
- Ready Set Go Kits, owned by Amy Sandoz in Beaverton, Ore.
- Staging by DWELL, owned by Felicia Frazier in Columbus, Ohio
- w.b. Builders, owned by Scott Waggoner in Edina, Minn.
- Zakeez, owned by Yamile Jackson in Sugar Land, Texas
“We are very pleased SCORE is partnering with Deluxe to support Project Rev,” says Deluxe CEO Lee Schram. “SCORE’s counselors are the ideal complement to Deluxe’s small business marketing experts, products and services. This partnership enables Project Rev participants to identify the marketing tools that can work for them while enjoying the support of 360-degree small business expertise.”
“SCORE is proud to support Project Rev by Deluxe. The small business winners get a SCORE mentor for a year to coach their success. They’ll get advice and insights on managing growth, finances and sales,” says Mark Dobosz, executive director of The SCORE Foundation. “SCORE is pleased to provide mentoring to help all small business owners with every aspect of their business, from taking their first steps to achieving their goals.”
About Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Through its industry-leading businesses and brands, the Company helps small businesses and financial institutions attract and retain customers. The Company employs a multi-channel strategy to provide a suite of lifecycle driven solutions to its customers. In addition to its personalized printed products, the Company offers a growing suite of business services, including logo design, payroll, web design and hosting, business networking and other web-based services to help small business grow. In the financial services industry, Deluxe sells check programs and fraud prevention, customer loyalty and retention programs to help banks build lasting relationships and grow core deposits. The Company also sells personalized checks, accessories, and other services directly to consumers. For more information about Deluxe, visit www.deluxe.com.
Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 8.5 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through mentoring and workshops. More than 12,400 volunteer business counselors in 364 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses.
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 and www.score.org/women. Connect with SCORE at www.facebook.com/SCOREFans, http://twitter.com/SCOREMentors and www.scorecommunity.org.