Davis Emerges As a Winner in National Competition Celebrating Hometown Business Heroes Supporting Peers during COVID Era
BOSTON, MA: February 16, 2021 -- The largest online referral network for small businesses, Alignable.com is announcing the results of its month-long North American search for local business leaders who’ve gone above and beyond to help peers during the COVID Crisis. Today, Alignable’s network is honoring Tracey Lee Davis of ZingPop Social Media as San Jose’s 2021 Alignable Local Business Person of the Year for the second time!
Alignable amassed an incredible 86,000+ votes and recommendations about hometown business heroes. This is the third year Alignable has hosted this contest and the participation levels for 2021’s competition topped 2020’s by a monumental 800%.
During a time where at least two-thirds of small businesses have regularly reported suffering negative effects from COVID issues, it’s clear with this outpouring of support just how much small business owners wanted to recognize the extraordinary efforts of their peers.
A Testament To The Bond Between SMBs
“To see so many business owners celebrate their peers was awesome -- 60 votes landed every minute at the height of the contest,” said Eric Groves, Alignable’s Co-Founder and CEO. “This frenetic level of participation is a testament to the strength of the business relationships forged and reinforced over the past year.”
Alignable’s 2021 Local Business Person Of The Year Contest ran from January 6 to February 5, 2021. Alignable invited its 6 million+ members to vote for their favorite peers. In all, 2,962 local business people emerged victorious across North America, after 61,000+ votes were tallied and 25,000+ recommendations were reviewed.
We’re Stronger Together
“San Jose’s small business community is near and dear to my heart, and, like many of my peers, I have gladly helped my fellow business owners navigate uncharted waters during this challenging time,” said Davis. “There are almost 15,000 small businesses in San Jose on Alignable. I am beyond honored to receive this award and very grateful for the heartwarming support from my peers. We’re all stronger together, and I am just so happy to help!”
Davis and other 2021 Local Business People of the Year in communities across the U.S. and Canada have received badges on their Alignable profiles, in recognition of their contributions. In past years, the awareness generated through this contest has helped drive additional connections, prospects, and new business for many winners.
Networking Surge Kicks Off 2021
“We hope the popularity of this year’s contest will lead to even greater awareness and business success for 2021’s winners,” said Alignable’s Co-Founder and President Venkat Krishnamurthy. “We’ve already heard from some members that the surge in networking, referrals, and recommendations that occurred during 2021’s contest got them off to a stronger start this year.”
To arrange interviews with Tracey Lee Davis and/or an Alignable representative, please contact Alignable’s Head Of PR Chuck Casto at firstname.lastname@example.org. He also can offer JPEGs and other visuals, recommendations supporting winners, and additional information. You can access the media kit for Tracey Lee Davis here.
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 Solution Provider 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 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 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.