“I’m always amazed at how much energy the SMB community displays on a daily basis. Our popular community-based awards program affords everyone the opportunity to applaud both the well-known and the unknown influencers in our SMB community."
Redmond, WA (PRWEB) March 02, 2012
SMB Nation announced today at its MVP Nation event, that it has officially opened voting for its SMB 150, representing the top 150 influencers in the SMB channel. In addition, for the first time, the media integration and events community, in conjunction with SMB Technology Network (SMBTN), will be holding a live Gala Event on May 16 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, recognizing the SMB 150 winners for their accomplishments.
Voting will be conducted by logging on to http://www.smb150.com, and all are encouraged to vote once per nominee, per IP address, per day. The voting process is open to anyone who would like to cast their ballots for those nominated; this can be friends, fans, family members, colleagues, fellow peer group members--or anyone who feels that a specific nominee deserves recognition as a member of the elite SMB 150 group.
“I’m always amazed at how much energy the SMB community displays on a daily basis. Our popular community-based awards program affords everyone the opportunity to applaud both the well-known and the unknown influencers in our SMB community,” said Harry Brelsford, Founder and Chairman, SMB Nation. “It is an industry recognition for the people, by the people. Truly, with the SMB 150, heroes happen here!”
Following completion of the voting, ballots will be tallied and validated by industry judges. The 150 winners will be notified by SMB Nation to join us at our Gala Event in Los Angeles on May 16. Winners will also be recognized in announcements via SMB Nation’s web site (http://www.SMBNation.com) and through our social media vehicles. A feature article profiling the winners will appear as the cover story of SMB Nation’s Q2 2012 print edition.
Winners who opt to attend the SMB 150 live event in Los Angeles will receive added bonuses, such as the opportunity to be honored for their accomplishments with a commemorative glass award, press interviews (including video blogs) and will be given a new BlackBerry 64GB Playbook. Each winner will also receive one complimentary ticket to the Gala Awards Diner, and will be granted the option to purchase additional tickets at a discount from the $99 general admission price.
The SMB 150 is a joint effort between SMB Technology Network (SMBTN) and SMB Nation. This is an annual event, in which we acknowledge those in our industry for their accomplishments and leadership. If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact Heather Childers, our database administrator, at: heatherc(at)smbnation(dot)com.
About SMB Nation
SMB Nation is a media integration and events community, targeted at the small and medium business (SMB) channel partner/reseller/consulting/VAR community. SMB Nation spreads the knowledge of SMB technology trends through its conferences, books, print magazine, online services, and worldwide seminars, workshops and accredited Pocket MBA certificate (an academic partnership with Aspen University). As an active participant in the technology community, SMB Nation has a long history of enthusiastic advocacy and evangelism. The SMB Nation tribe exceeds 54,000 followers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.SMBNation.com, http://www.CloudNation.co and http://www.Telephonation.com.