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NASE Presents 2009 Achievement Award

Posted on: June 18, 2009

What a busy day!  Awarding $30,000 to a deserving NASE Member and her business made for a hectic and exciting few hours here at the NASE offices today.  The staff at the NASE offices had the opportunity to meet our 2009 Achievement Award winner, Tiffany Washington, and her family this morning.  Tiffany’s parents, grandmothers, 3-year-old son, and Chantelle, the assistant she was able to hire because of how much her business grew from the NASE Business Development Grant she received in 2008, were all on hand to see Tiffany receive her big check.

NASE Staff and Tiffany with big check

Everyone was really excited to be here, and it was great to meet Tiffany and learn more about her and her business after only “getting to know her” from her grant application and interviews for the award.  We had a photographer and video crew in the office for the ceremony as well, so sometime soon you’ll be able to hear Tiffany’s thoughts on her small business, too.  For now, you can check out a video of last year’s Achievement Award winner, Sheri Novak of Hazlenut Kids, by clicking the “Business Development Grant” video in the NASE Media Player at this link or from the front page of the NASE Web site.

We wish our most heartfelt congratulations to Tiffany, and we are looking forward to see where the Achievement Award takes her and her business in the future.  As she said herself, “the grant gave me confidence to pursue larger goals and take my business further; but now with this award, the possibilities are just endless.”

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