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. For the organization's Founders, Margaret and Guy Timberlake, that's typically not an easy thing to do.
The Annual Founders' Awards are unique for two reasons. First, there is an award presented by each of The ASBC's Founders and, the criteria for each award is completely at their discretion.
"In a dynamic community like The American Small Business Coalition it's difficult to foresee all of the possible reasons why someone or some company should be recognized," says Chief Visionary Guy Timberlake. "In addition to the awards with set criteria, we decided to create awards for which Maggie and I could select an honoree based on traits we established six months ago or yesterday. This allows us to take into consideration additional factors such as contemporary issues."
Art Medici of 9th Degree Advisors, LLC is the recipient of the 2009 Founders' Award to be presented by Margaret Timberlake.
"In addition to being a Member and Advisor to The ASBC, Art Medici is a friend to Guy and I," explains Margaret Timberlake, President of The ASBC. "He encourages us look at things from multiple angles and, if necessary, helps us to go in a different direction to achieve the desired results or better. The key factors we impart to our Members as they do business is that people inherently do business with those they know, like and trust and we uneqivocally know, like and trust Art Medici to continue helping us grow and better The ASBC."
About 9th Degree Advisors, LLC
Owners, CEOs and Presidents of small and medium size companies can improve their leadership and executive skills by adopting the methods of successful CEOs. 9th Degree Advisors works with our clients to ensure they are implementing growth strategies while working on - not in - their business. Our specialties are Strategy, Organization Development, Business Development, Operational Best Practices and Marketing and Sales tactics for accelerated growth. We also work with Principals to create and implement effective advisory boards and develop exit plans to help them realize maximum value.
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 Art and the other honorees 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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