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Small Business Stand Out, CORNER FINANCIAL CORPORATION, Named Semifinalist for $25K Indie Award
Support CORNER FINANCIAL CORPORATION of ORLANDO in national small business contest by voting today
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (NOV 22, 2019) — The national small business movement, Independent We Stand, announced CORNER FINANCIAL CORPORATION of ORLANDO is a seminfinalist in the ninth annual Independent We Stand Independent Small Business of the Year Award contest or “Indie Award.” The winner announcement on Nov. 25 precedes Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30, giving consumers plenty of time to support these small businesses during the very busy holiday shopping season. Independent We Stand asks consumers to take it a step further by only supporting small businesses versus big boxes and national chains.
CORNER FINANCIAL CORPORATION, A consumer and commercial lender in Orlando, Florida providing business funding, merchant cash advance, equipment financing and business line of credit.
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“This year’s quarterfinalists represent the nation’s favorite independent businesses who go above and beyond to support their local economies,” said Bill Brunelle, co-founder of Independent We Stand. “This award is our way of honoring the hard work they do every day to contribute to their communities.”
The 2019 Indie winner will receive prizes with a combined value of more than $25,000, including:
- Branding, advertising and public relations makeover from independent advertising agency The Meridian Group valued at $25,000
- $1,000 STIHL equipment certificate
- Plaque to display at winner’s business
- Public relations and social media recognition
- Quarterfinalists receive a lifetime Independent We Stand Premium Membership
American’s cast thousands of votes for 152 nominees during the nominations phase. The quarterfinalists in alphabetical order are:
- ABC Discount Appliances, an appliance and electronics store in Pennsauken, N.J.
- Artisana Gallery , a gallery for local artisans in Pacific Grove, Calif.
- Beacon Services & Appliances , an HVAC and appliances sales and repair store in Beverly Hills, Fla.
- Beantown Statie Production Company, a video, film and music production company in Lowell, Mass.
- Corner Financial Corporation, a consumer and business lender in Orlando, Fla.
- Cowboys Chophouse , a family owned and operated steakhouse in Emmett, Idaho
- Dana’s Fine Jewelry, Inc., a jewelry store in Newton, N.C.
- Duvall & Co., custom furniture design studio in Wake Forest, N.C.
- From My Shelf Books & Gifts, a new and used bookstore and gift shop in Wellsboro, Pa.
- Healthcare Supply Service, Inc., a dental supply company in West Palm Beach, Fla.
- Hen & Chicks Studio, a quilting and scrapbooking studio in Conrad, Iowa
- Imaginarium SuperStore, an antiques and collectibles store in Omaha, Neb.
- K-FIT Minooka, a circuit training and boxing gym in Minooka, Ill.
- Maeband, a pregnancy belly band maker in Herriman, Utah
- McCoy True Value, a hardware store in Indianola, Iowa
- Dunham’s Department Store, a specialty department store in Wellsboro, Pa.
- Sherman’s, a furniture, appliance, electronics and mattress store in Peoria, Ill.
- Taylorsville Hardware, a hardware store in Taylorsville, Ky.
- The Art Lounge, a custom frame shop and art gallery in Spartanburg, S.C.
- The Cross Eyed Owl Gift Shop, a gift and home décor shop in Valatie, N.Y.
- The Mattress Factory—Furniture & Mattress Galleries, a mattress and furniture store in Greenwood, S.C.
- Travis Jean Emporium, a gift shop featuring carefully curated Georgia-made products in Macon, Ga.
- Windsor House Nannies, a full-service nanny placement and sitting service agency in Austin, Texas
- Ziegfield Florist and Gifts, a novelty gifts and floral shop in Maple Shade, N.J.
- Zirilli’s Chilly Treats, an Italian ice and ice cream shop in Cape Coral, Fla.
About Independent We Stand Independent We Stand
is a nationwide movement of independent small business owners whose mission is to inspire other small business owners to better understand and celebrate their locally owned status while educating consumers about the importance and strong economic benefits of supporting them. The Independent We Stand movement is sponsored by STIHL Inc. STIHL products are sold through more than 9,000 authorized local STIHL dealers from coast to coast – not big box stores. Associate sponsors include Nationwide Marketing Group, PPG and Do it Best Corp.