MSCC Leader is Named Fort Hood 2022 Local Business Person of the Year
Today, Alignable’s network has chosen Jaime Chapman, COO and Co-Founder of the U.S. Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce as Fort Hood’s 2022 Business Person Of The Year!
The 2022 contest is the most popular competition Alignable has ever hosted, marking a 64% increase in participation over last year. In all, 2,400+ small business owners were elected by their peers to be their Local Business People Of The Year across the U.S. and Canada.
During the contest, which ran from Jan. 10 to Feb. 11, 2022, 160,000+ votes and 32,000+ testimonials were posted praising thousands of local leaders for helping their peers and communities through a turbulent year with many challenges: skyrocketing inflation, labor shortages, supply chain problems, and COVID variants.
Because of these issues, 70% of small businesses have yet to recover and recovery rates have declined 13% since December, according to Alignable’s latest poll of 6,305 small business owners. This recovery reversal highlights how important it is for the contest winners to continue their work helping even more businesses bounce back from pandemic-era hurdles.
Giving is the Glue that Holds us Together
“In the military community, you get back what you give,” said Chapman. “Military spouses while disproportionately impacted by the pandemic have been generous despite the challenges we’ve all encountered. My team is focused on serving military spouse owned businesses more than ever. While I’m thrilled to receive this award, it’s really a testament to our entire community.”
Chapman’s profile featuring the Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce, received a special badge on her Alignable profile, recognizing this big 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 Key
“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 ought to get way more recognition for all they do. Friendly competition aside, this contest generated some incredible peer testimonials (to the tune of 32,000+), showing exactly why small business owners are stronger together.”
To arrange interviews with Jaime Chapman 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 the U.S. Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce
The Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce is on a mission to ensure that all active duty and veteran military spouse business owners have the tools and resources they need to strengthen their families, communities, and our economy.
Founded by military spouse entrepreneurs with over 30 years of collective experience in the nonprofit and for-profit world. We are determined to provide the best in class resources to help our spouses succeed.
Our team is committed to empowering and advocating on behalf of our nation’s military spouse business owners and budding entrepreneurs from Capitol Hill to communities across the United States.
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