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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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Category: Awards and Recognition

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“As the smaller chamber operating in the shadow of a larger, very aggressive one nearby, the North Myrtle Beach Chamber committed to take its game to the next level.  You and the NCDS team not only drove the creation of a bold new multi-year strategy, you generated buy in and a huge boost in revenue.  A great side benefit of launching and funding a new initiative was NCDS’ identification and engagement of a cadre of new leaders who had never really participated, much less invested at significant levels.  Your methodology works, and your experience in hundreds of other communities paid off for us in a major way.  So much so, we plan to kick off the next multi-year campaign this year.   In my book, NCDS remains the ‘gold standard’ for community development fundraising.”

Marc Jordan, CCE, President & CEO • North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau

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