CLEVELAND, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The top 100 Champions of the Small Business Influencer 2012 Awards, will be honored at an Awards Gala hosted in conjunction with the New York Business Expo and Conference on October 17, 2012 at the Javits Convention Center in New York. In addition to the 100 Champions, Honorable Mention and Community Choice honorees were chosen as well. Larry Janesky, founder and president of Basement Systems and author of The Highest Calling, will highlight the evening’s festivities with an inspiring keynote address.
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The Small Business Influencer 2012 Awards honor small business influencers across organizations, companies and individuals who are influential to small business in North America through the products, services, knowledge or support they provide to the small business market.
“The Award recognizes those organizations and individuals who play crucial roles within small businesses, but are often in the background,” adds Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends and co-founder of the Awards. “With small businesses being such an important part of our business ecosystem, its wonderful see so many individuals and different types of organizations working with the small business market,” adds Campbell.
Many of this year’s influencer honoree will also be presenting throughout the day at NY Expo and the “How I Did It: Lesson’s From America’s Best-Run Companies,” seminar features several Small Business Influencer 2012 Champions on its panel.
The Small Business Influencer Awards are co-produced by Small Business Trends and SmallBizTechnology.com, with title sponsor support from BlackBerry, and support from Infusionsoft, Sage, GetResponse, Vocus, Manta and Day2DayPrinting.com. Organizational partners supporting the Awards include PRNewswire.
To see all Champions, Honorable Mentions and Community Choice honorees, please visit SMBInfluencers.com.
Tickets to attend the Awards Gala and meet the Small Business Influencers 2012 are still available and can be reserved at smbinfluencers.com. To follow the social media action surrounding the Small Business Influencer 2012 Awards on Twitter, at: @SMBinfluencer or using the hashtag #SMBinfluencer. Or visit the website at: http://smbinfluencers.com .
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