Nancy Greer, owner of Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi in Arnold, MD was honored as the Women in Business Champion of the Year at the 28 th Annual Maryland Small Business Week Awards luncheon, Friday, April 13 at Martin’s West in Windsor Mill, MD. Greer joined 10 other outstanding small business owners and supporting champions to be recognized by hundreds of entrepreneurs, lenders and government officials, including Governor Martin O’Malley, Senator Ben Cardin and Congressman Steny Hoyer, among others. The awards event is the largest SBA celebration in the nation.
Each year the President of the United States declares National Small Business Week to recognize the powerful impact of the Small Business Community and to celebrate their contributions to the nation’s economy. The Small Business Administration (S.B.A.) holds an annual awards competition to recognize outstanding small business owners and advocates. Nominees compete within their own Districts; winners advance to the Regional competition and then finally compete at the National level.
“It is such a privilege to be honored and I am humbled by the recognition, ”says Greer who explains that Kung Fu literally means skill achieved through hard work over time, a principle she applies to all aspects of her life. “I appreciate the hard work it takes to be successful.” However, she admits that women in business can sometimes face unique challenges. “I enjoy championing them in any way that I can. Women in business are vital to the community and whatever help I can give benefits us all.”
Nominated by the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce, Greer states that she is thankful for the vibrant chamber’s support which she credits for giving her the opportunity to network with a broad array of businesses and helping to “grow her knowledge base.”
“By helping to improve the environment for the creation and expansion of businesses owned and operated by women and advocating on behalf of the women-owned business community – as a whole, not merely for her own personal advancement, Ms. Greer has shown time and again that she is indeed a champion of women in business and more than deserving of this honor,” claims event co-chair, Martin Resnick, Chairman of Martins Caterers and past recipient of the Entrepreneurial Success of The Year award.
For more information about the 28 th Annual Maryland Small Business Week Awards luncheon or to purchase tickets visit www.mdsbwawards.org or call Rachel Howard at 410-962-6195 ext. 330 and follow the event on Facebook and Twitter for breaking news and updates.
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