Updated: Sep 6, 2021
Davis Competed With 90,000+ Nominees In
Alignable’s First National Main Street Mentors Search
BOSTON, MA: September 2, 2021 -- The largest online referral network for small businesses, Alignable.com is announcing the national results of its North American search for business leaders who’ve gone above and beyond guiding peers, Main Street economies, and entire communities toward recovery.
Today, Alignable’s network is honoring Tracey Lee Davis of ZingPop Social Media as a Top 25 U.S. Business Mentor & as San Jose’s 2021 Local Main Street Mentor Of The Year!
Davis competed with 90,000+ nominees, emerging victorious after 132,000+ votes and testimonials were reviewed. In fact, her specific national ranking is No. 6 out of 25 business superstars, based on earning 318 votes and 117 testimonials from San Jose peers and the entire Alignable network spanning 6.5 million+ members.
Given that 76% of North American small business owners worry that ongoing Delta variant surges will hurt their recovery, it’s gratifying that throngs of businesspeople connected during the contest to support their peers who are leading communities toward a rebound, despite the challenges.
“Collaborative, Caring Leadership Is Key”
“Looking at any of our Top 25 Business Mentors, it’s clear to see the strong role collaborative and caring leadership plays in helping business communities face adversity and forge ahead toward recovery,” said Eric Groves, Alignable’s Co-Founder and CEO. “In my 20 years of working with small businesses, I’ve never seen this level of heartfelt support for these often-unsung business superstars -- our Top 25.”
2021 is the first year Alignable has hosted its new National Main Street Mentors Search, which ran from June 28th to August 24, 2021. Beyond the Top 25 Business Mentors elected in both the U.S. and Canada, nearly 2,000 other business standouts were named Local Main Street Mentors.
A Community Of Givers Stays Strong
“In the world of small business, you get back what you give,” said Davis. “Offering advice or a helping hand to struggling peers feels great in the moment, and when they succeed and thank you later, there’s no better feeling. That’s pretty much what many of us experienced exponentially during this contest and I can’t thank my supporters enough for the gift they’ve given back to me. I am so thrilled to have been recognized in San Jose as well as the entire country!”
Davis and other Top 25 Business Mentors have received special badges on their Alignable profiles, recognizing their contributions. In past years, the awareness generated through similar contests has helped drive additional connections, prospects, and new business for many winners. But chances are good that the new Top 25 distinction could draw even more acclaim for these altruistic business mentors.
Contest = Small Business Indy 500
“This contest was like our own Indy 500,” added Alignable’s Co-Founder and President Venkat Krishnamurthy. “Forty votes landed per minute in the final lap, shifting contenders’ positions dramatically, and thrusting the nation’s most-respected mentors into the winners’ circle. Now, we’re helping them channel this surge of support into even more positive changes for peers, industries, and communities that need them the most.”
To arrange interviews with Tracey Lee Davis and/or an Alignable representative, please contact Alignable’s Head of News & PR Chuck Casto at firstname.lastname@example.org. He also can offer JPEGs and other visuals, recommendations supporting winners, and additional information.
About ZingPop Social Media
Tracey Lee Davis, founder of ZingPop Social Media, turns busy small business owners into online marketing rockstars! A social media expert and Certified Partner for Constant Contact, she coaches entrepreneurs in how to grow their business using social media and provides total management for their email marketing campaigns. Tracey Lee is also a featured speaker for associations and business groups. She is Alignable's 2021 Local Businessperson Of The Year for San Jose, a Certified Content Marketing Strategist, and the Co-Owner and Vice President of the Women’s Networking Alliance. She also really, really loves cheese.
Alignable.com is the largest online referral network for small businesses in the U.S. and Canada. With 6.5 million+ members across 35,000+ local communities, Alignable is the network where small business owners drive leads and prospects, generate referrals, land new business, build trusted relationships, and share great advice.