FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 11, 2017
Texas based business, Accessology named American Small Business Champion
The American Small Business Championship (championship.score.org) awarded this title to 102 small businesses, two in every state and the District of Columbia, from among more than 1,500 applications. Each state winner will be awarded a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card, an all-expense-paid trip to a training and networking event in Dallas, TX, SCORE mentoring and publicity throughout the year. Each Champion is also eligible for one of three $25,000 grand prizes.
SCORE, which has helped more than 10 million aspiring entrepreneurs through education and mentorship, selected Accessology because of the organization’s dedication to the success of their businesses. Accessology works across the United States to educate, train, and assist municipalities as well as private businesses in compliance under the Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA.
Kristi Avalos, CEO and founder of Accessology said she was honored to have been selected for this prestigious award. Avalos, who founded the organization in November 1990, said she began the business so she could remove barriers for people with disabilities.
“When we began our business in 1990, our dream was to help remove barriers for people with disabilities.
Since their founding, Avalos has successfully led Accessology in work on numerous multi-million dollar projects in providing accessibility compliance during all stages.
But, the work is far from complete.
Avalos and her dedicated team offer their knowledge and expertise through training, education and more.
“We hope to serve the community by using our niche knowledge of ADA and other Access laws to help towns, cities, counties, State agencies, school districts and Universities come into compliance without wasting money in unnecessary areas. We want to ensure every dollar spent on accessibility counts.”
Avalos said that because of the generosity of SCORE and Sam’s club, Accessology will receive access to SCORE’S amazing mentoring, training and publicity throughout the year.
“The prizes, training, publicity and SCORE mentoring we have been awarded will help us take our business to the next level, and better serve you, our customers. We look forward to attending the training event in Dallas, Texas, and will be sure to check back in and let you know how it goes.”
Accessology is a national consulting company on access related issues located in McKinney, Texas. Accessibility is all we do. As a result, Accessology is able to identify the risk/gap areas of ADA compliance to assist municipalities across the country in the development of their comprehensive Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plans. Accessology experts not only look at buildings and streets but all programs, services and activities among other areas. http://www.accessology.com
Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 10 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE’s 10,000+ volunteer business experts provide more than 350,000 free small business mentoring sessions, workshops and educational services to clients in 300 chapters nationwide. In 2016, SCORE mentors volunteered 2.2 million hours to help create more than 130,000 jobs and 54,000 small businesses.
For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800-634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you, or visit http://www.score.org. Follow @SCOREMentors on Facebook and Twitter for news and updates on the small business landscape.
About Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club, a leading U.S. membership club, offers savings and surprises to millions of members in 659 U.S. club locations and at SamsClub.com. The Sam’s Club Giving Program, established by the Walmart Foundation in 2008, is dedicated to micro- and small business prosperity. Sam’s Club and The Sam’s Club Giving Program have invested more than $28 million since 2011 in national and local programs dedicated to improved training, education and increased access to capital for small business owners. For more information on national or local giving by Sam’s Club or The Sam’s Club Giving Program, visit http://corporate.samsclub.com/giving.
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Laura Ladd Poff