The largest online referral network for small businesses, Alignable.com is announcing the results of its annual national search for leaders who've gone above and beyond guiding peers and supporting entire communities as many small businesses continue to combat major economic challenges.
TERRELL, Texas - March 2, 2023 - PRLog -- Today, Alignable's network of 7.8 million small business owners has chosen Cindy Hinojosa of H3 Enterprises Inc as Terrell's 2023 Business Person Of The Year!
The 2023 contest is the most popular competition Alignable has hosted in five years, marking a 61% jump in participation over 2022.
All told, 3,750 communities across the U.S. and Canada selected 3,976 winners this year (including ties). That's an increase of 1,400+ additional Local Business People Of The Year compared to 2022.
226,000+ Votes & Nearly 51,000 Testimonials
During the contest, which ran from Jan. 9, 2023, to Feb. 17, 2023, 226,000+ votes and close to 51,000 testimonials were posted praising 125,000+ local leaders for helping their peers and communities through a turbulent year with many challenges, including high inflation, rising interest rates, and fears of a recession.
In fact, 67% of small businesses are still trying to reach the revenue levels they had prior to COVID, struggling to recover after nearly three years. This situation highlights how important it is for the contest winners to continue their work helping even more businesses bounce back from pandemic-era hurdles, as well as post-COVID problems that have emerged.
Supporting Each Other Is Key
"When you are a small business, it's important to support and recommend each other. It's vital in remaining open." Explained Hinojosa. "Every small business in Terrell faces challenges of finding new clients, and the Alignable platform helps us to promote others in our community. I am grateful to have received this award and would like to thank the businesses that voted for me."
Hinojosa received a special badge that is displayed on her Alignable profile, recognizing her win. In past years, the awareness generated through similar contests has spurred expanded connections, as well as new business for many winners.
Driving Recognition Is Important
"This has been a fun and rewarding contest to watch unfold," said Alignable's President & Co-Founder Venkat Krishnamurthy. "Local business owners are the heart and soul of their communities, and they deserve to get much more recognition for all they do. Friendly competition aside, this contest generated some incredible peer testimonials, showing exactly why small business owners are stronger together."
To arrange interviews with Cindy Hinojosa and/or an Alignable representative, please contact Chuck Casto at firstname.lastname@example.org. He also can offer JPEGs and other visuals, as well as local winner testimonials.
About H3 Enterprises Inc
Hinojosa started her family-owned business back in 1998. "Our business originated in Terrell, TX and is still thriving there 25 years later. We have grown our business by always exceeding our clients' expectations, providing excellent customer service and communication, and offering fair, competitive pricing." Hinojosa exclaimed. "Unlike many other Commercial Cleaners, we do not sub out our work, you hire us, you get us!"
Alignable.com is the largest online referral network for small businesses in the U.S. and Canada. With 7.8 million members across 35,000+ communities, Alignable is the network where small business owners come together. Whether you're connecting with local small businesses, meeting peers in your industry, or finding a catalyst who will introduce you to their network, Alignable is where businesses connect and change their business trajectory.
Photos: (Click photo to enlarge)
Read Full Story - Cindy Hinojosa of H3 Enterprises Inc, Honored As Terrell's 2023 Local Business Person Of The Year | More news from this source
Press release distribution by PRLog