Our good friend and longtime Agency Media Strategies columnist Hollis Thomases was just named the state of Maryland’s Small Business Person of the Year by the Baltimore District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Hollis is a true online pioneer, having founded her shop, WebAdvantage.net, back in 1998.
The annual SBA Award recognizes entrepreneurs for contributions to the nation’s economy and for personal achievements, including staying power; employee growth; sales increases; current and past financial performance; product or service innovation; response to adversity, and contributions to community-oriented projects.
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