By ABQJournal News Staff
Monday, May 1st, 2017 at 12:02am
One Community Auto in Albuquerque has been chosen as a winner of the 2017 American Small Business Championship hosted by SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, and supported by Sam’s Club. The championship awarded this title to only two entrepreneurs in all of New Mexico and a total of 102 nationally for their dedication to the success of their small businesses. The American small-business champions will each receive a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card, an all-expenses-paid trip to a training and networking event, SCORE mentoring and publicity throughout the year.
One Community Auto, owned by Gary Peterson, is now eligible to win one of three additional $25,000 grand prizes by being named grand champion. A judging panel of small-business experts will select the three grand champions from the group of small-business champions this summer. Selection is based on how effectively champions utilize the Sam’s Club gift card and the SCORE regional training events to grow business revenue, as well as how effectively the winners promoted the championships in the media and social media.
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A veteran-owned business that received start-up counseling and assistance from the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services has been named a winner of the 2017 American Small Business Championship.
One Community Auto LLC of Albuquerque was one of 102 chosen nationwide by SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer business mentors that help small business owners.
One Community was founded by Albuquerque native and retired U.S. Air Force Major Gary Peterson. It helps non-profit organizations by refurbishing their donated used cars and re-selling them.
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