UPDATE: Congrats to our winner Olalah Njenga! Thank you to all of the nominees and all you do for small business!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 30, 2023
Washington, D.C. — NSBA today announced the finalists for the 2023 Lewis Shattuck Small Business Advocate of the Year Award. The award winner will be announced during NSBA’s Annual Advocate of the Year Award Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 13, which is the kick-off event for the NSBA Washington Presentation on Sept. 13-14.
“NSBA has an amazing group of award winners this year who are exemplary advocates for small businesses,” stated NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken. “Part of what makes our community of small businesses so special is the belief in and dedication to small business as part of the American dream. I am honored to recognize our 2023 advocate award winners and on behalf of small-business owners everywhere, I thank them for their tireless efforts.”
NSBA is honoring the following small-business owners for their excellence in advocating on small-business issues:
Hope Blankenship, To the Rescue Bookkeeping, LLC, in Diberville, Mississippi.
Sheletta Brundidge, ShelettaMakesMeLaugh, LLC in Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Chyanne Hart, CAAM Logistics in Strasburg, Pennsylvania
Martha Hernandez, ESO Ventures in Oakland, California
Olalah Njenga, YellowWood Group, LLC in Raleigh, North Carolina
Nora Oliver, 10X Nora Oliver, LLC, in Woburn, Massachusetts
“The finalists we are recognizing this year have shown tenacity and a real dedication to making small-business ownership easier for us all,” stated NSBA Board Chair Bob Treiber of Boston Engineering. “Running a small business isn’t easy and neither is advocacy, but these honorees make it look that way.”
Among the key criteria used in determining award finalists is a commitment to small-business advocacy above and beyond policies that specifically impact their own business or industry, as well as a broad scope of volunteer efforts to advance and improve small business.
Celebrating more than 85 years in operation, NSBA is a staunchly nonpartisan organization advocating on behalf of America’s entrepreneurs. NSBA's 65,000 members represent every state and every industry in the U.S., and we are proud to be the nation’s first small-business advocacy organization. Please visit www.nsba.biz or follow us at @NSBAAdvocate.