Columbia, MD and Tysons Corner, VA (ASBC5) - - For the last four years, the Founders of The American Small Business Coalition have taken on the challenge of selecting from their membership, those individuals and/or companies who most closely "resemble" the criteria established for the seven awards presented during the organizations' birthday celebration. That's not an easy thing to do.
"This year, there are over four hundred organizations represented in the membership, accounting for nearly six hundred individuals," says Margaret Timberlake, President of The ASBC. "There are Members we see regularly and some we see only see occasionally but everybody is out there talking about The ASBC. We have companies joining from around the country who join because of a conversation they had with a Member they met at a trade show or industry day conference. Trying to select just one of our Members for an award like the 'Flag Bearer' is incredibly tough."
She adds, "Joe Martin is a great advocate of The ASBC and connects regularly with the organizations he is involved with to share the mission and vision of The ASBC. Once we got down to a certain level, Joe made it easy for us to select him."
While it is true that most Members of The ASBC routinely carry the flag of the organization as they go about their day-to-day activities, Joe Martin of Employment Enterprises was the name that came up most often even from other Members who were in contention for the award. The Flag Bearer Award is presented annually to the Member demonstrating a willingness to and actually carrying the message of The ASBC to the rest of the community.
If you would like to participate in acknowledging all of the Annual Member Award honorees, plan to join us on the evening of April 23, 2009 as The American Small Business Coalition applauds Joe and the others and celebrates five years of support to the government sector. You will be treated to an energy-filled cocktail networking reception with entertainment, a superb awards dinner and the "Freeze Frame" Photo Booth that will capture guest celebration memories in print and digitally.
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