August 10, 2012
Cleveland, OH - Jill Whalen has been named a Top 100 Champion in the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards.
The Small Business Influencer Awards honor those who are influential to small businesses in North America, through the products, services, knowledge, information or support they provide to the small business market.
The Awards are designed to recognize the unsung heroes of small businesses - those who support and encourage entrepreneurs and small business owners, and help them achieve success and stay successful. The Champions are chosen based on a combination of voting by the small business community and a panel of judges steeped in the small business market, who considered the contributions of the nominees over the past year toward:
Says Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends and one of the co-founders of the Awards, "Influencers are those who play crucial roles in the small business ecosystem, but who often are in the background. The Top 100 Champions have distinguished themselves in some way. We're delighted to see the wide range of Champions and Honorable Mentions this year - including non-profits, academia, journalists who've spent decades covering small business issues, corporate leaders whose names may not be widely recognized but who impact small businesses by influencing the offerings within their companies , vendors large and small that support small businesses, analysts who aid our understanding of this market, and entrepreneurs who have a strong voice among their small business peers."
"I was thrilled to be nominated, and ecstatic to see my supporters come through when it came time to vote" says Whalen regarding her award. "During my 17 years of providing SEO information to businesses of all sizes, my goal has always been to help them make their websites be the best they can be without the use of tricks. It's awesome to have that recognized by the small business community and specifically the the Small Business Influencer Awards/Judges."
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