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New York, NY, United States, 2009/11/25 - Seedco Financial, a financial services organization providing funding and resources to support economic and social development, won a Stevie Award for “Best Overall Company of the Year” in the Service Business category - Seedco.org.
Winners were announced following a judicial process that reviewed more than 1,100 entries, awards were conferred at a gala event in New York on November 13, 2009.
The 2009 Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, business owners, and the organizations they run. The awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business AwardsSM.
“Our entry was titled “Grow Where You Are Planted: The Importance of Deepening Roots and Connecting with Community”, and it represents our mission in supporting small businesses and non-profit organizations to stimulate economic development in communities that are underserved by traditional banking institutions,” Bates Moss said. “The reason this is so important, especially now, is that small businesses and nonprofit organizations have been devastated by the economic crisis of 2008 and continue to face unprecedented challenges. Through high-touch technical assistance programs and specialized lending products, Seedco Financial makes a difference in the lives of our borrowers, which in turn become more deeply rooted in their communities.”
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are governed by a Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors that features many leading women entrepreneurs and luminaries in business. Members of the Awards’ Board selected Stevie winners from among the finalists.
About Seedco Financial (Seedco Financial)
Seedco Financial Services, Inc. (seedcofinancial.org) is a national Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with more than $200 million in assets under management. Filling niche gaps along the continuum of credit from micro-enterprise to New Market Tax Credits, Seedco Financial seeks to stimulate economic development in communities that are underserved by traditional banking institutions by providing affordable capital, hands-on technical assistance and innovative solutions to small businesses, nonprofit organizations, CDFIs and real estate developers. Seedco Financial is a wholly-controlled subsidiary of Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation (Seedco), a national nonprofit intermediary that helps low-income people and communities move toward economic prosperity.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards (stevieawards.com) are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business and The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.
Sponsors of the 6th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business (as of October 9, 2009) include the Business TalkRadio Network, Covario, Inc. and KeyBank. Localization partner of the 2009 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.