Congratulations Commerce Lexington

Friday, August 26, 2016

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At the Commerce Lexington Inc. Salute to Small Business Awards Luncheon on August 25th at Keeneland presented by Forcht Bank, A Cup of Common Wealth was named the 2016 Small Business of the Year. The recipient of this year’s Minority Business Award, A Cup of Common Wealth was chosen for the honor from six different category winners. The company will now have the opportunity to be considered for state and national recognition through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Opened in 2013 at 105 Eastern Avenue, A Cup of Common Wealth has become much more than a coffee shop in downtown Lexington.  It’s a place to celebrate people, share stories, make new friends, and find a sense of community.  The shop’s “Pay It Forward Board” provides customers the opportunity to buy a future drink for anyone to redeem at any time. Since its opening, A Cup of Common Wealth has stayed true to its mission to "Embrace Community.  Serve Others. Create Culture."  The staff has grown from just two people to a staff of a dozen, while sales have doubled, new strategies were implemented, and adjustments have been made to the business model.

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“NCDS has been our fundraising firm of choice since they first helped us devise the Forward Sioux Falls operating model in 1987, and raised $1.8 million to implement it.  Not only is the firm exceptionally skilled at raising money, they also understand the importance of generating buy-in and sustained commitment.  NCDS has helped us exceed goal in seven campaigns, the latest of which has a $15.5 million target, and when the current campaign is completed, NCDS will have helped us raise $53 million to fund our initiatives.  Our top community leaders expect the best from our organization, and the exceptional team at NCDS always works hard to help us exceed those expectations.” 

Evan Nolte, President & CEO • Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

National Community Development Services, Inc.
6300 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 600-165
Atlanta, GA  30339
Phone: (404) 231-0730
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