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.
Gary Peterson, owner of One Community Auto, was interviewed on FOX New Mexico by KRQE News. Gary dicusses the SCORE Mentor program as well as winning a Grand Champion recognition. One Community Auto helps New Mexicans through charitable vehicle donations. The business assists in raising money for non-profits through the sale of refurbished vehicles, saving them from the scrap-heap and giving much-needed support to their organizations.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE INTERVIEW