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Award Recognizes Small Businesses that Use Technology to Better Serve Customers
“The No. 1 reason small businesses use technology is to better serve customers², and no one is doing that better than this year’s 10 finalists,” said Frank Muehleman, vice president and general manager of Dell Small and Medium Business. “These companies are applying technology in innovative ways to break new ground and raise the bar. We’re proud to recognize their success and help tell their stories.”
Selected by students at George Washington University, finalists receive a Dell business-class laptop and one-year NFIB membership and go on to compete for the national award to be announced June 9, 2008, at the NFIB National Small-Business Summit in Washington, D.C.
“Our research shows that small firms are twice as innovative per employee as larger firms, and the companies who entered demonstrate that fact,” said NFIB President and CEO Todd Stottlemyer. “These companies are the cream of the crop, representing the top 5 percent of entries. We are proud to showcase the finalists and emphasize how technology can help our members thrive and grow their businesses.”
Once named, 12 national winners from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France (launching May 13), Germany, Italy, Japan (launching May 19), Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States will be considered for the inaugural global Dell Small Business Excellence Award worth $50,000 in Dell technology and services. All national winners will be announced by September, and the global winner will be announced in the fall 2008.
2008 Dell/NFIB Small Business Excellence Award finalists include:
Global 2008 Small Business Excellence Award Value
U.S. 2008 Dell/NFIB Small Business Excellence Award Value
Links to Additional Information:
NFIB is the nation’s leading small-business association, with offices in
, and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small- and independent-business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists send their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through a unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting
’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services they trust and value. Uniquely enabled by its direct business model, Dell is a leading global systems and services company and No. 34 on the Fortune 500. For more information, visit www.dell.com, or to communicate directly with Dell via a variety of online channels, go to www.dell.com/conversations. To get Dell news direct, visit www.dell.com/RSS.
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¹Visit www.dell.com/ceaward for Dell/NFIB Small Business Excellence Award official rules.
² Dell/ICSB12-country survey of small-business owners and decision makers, June 2007.
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Rugroden Drafting & Design is the proud recipient of the La Crosse Area Builders Association "2014 Associate of the Year" and also the "2014 President's Award". I have been a member of the La Crosse Area Builders Asociation for 11 years now.
I have served on the Board of Directors and the Building Careers Committee. I have also been the Chairman of the Education Committee.
I am truly honored to have received these awards and would like to thank all those that were involved in the selection process!