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.
Making the selection for the 2009 Rookie of the Year Award ended up being easier than expected. For Rookie of the Year The ASBC looks for a first-year Member in their first two years of being in business who has in their view, effectively leveraged the resources of The ASBC to achieve a level of success.
Does that fit Emily Summers and her company Market Torque, LLC?
Margaret Timberlake says, "Absolutely! Market Torque became a Member in August 2008 and Emily came to her first committee meeting shortly thereafter. Emily didn't just attend, she offered up quite a few ideas about outreach to other organizations and enhancing inreach to Members and also followed through with extensive notes and feedback based on discussions from the meeting."
Many of the ideas from that first meeting have already been implemented.
Emily is also a contributor to the ongoing design and layout of The ASBC Member Directory. The exposure from her participation there combined with her usual inquisitive outreach, has garnered her multiple clients within The ASBC 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 Emily 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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