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FACEBOOK AMERICAN EXPRESS OPEN

BIG BREAK FOR SMALL BUSINESS

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April 2011, American Express OPEN teamed up with Facebook

to give five small businesses a Big Break—

a trip to Facebook headquarters for a two-day,

one-on-one business makeover and $20K

to help grow their business with social media.

 

After an arduous two-week voting period,

from over 11,000 businesses entered,

and competing against those in large cities

such as Boulder, L.A., and Chicago,

 
 
 
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Distinctive

Gardens

won a

Big Break.

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It was a long shot, but the wee town of Dixon, IL

and the Sauk Valley region now have bragging rights.

 

This town (pop. 16,000) pulled out all the stops,

voting Distinctive Gardens into the top 5 Grand Prize winners for the

Facebook American Express Big Break for Small Business competition.

 

Distinctive Gardens, co-owners, Bud LeFevre and Lisa Higby LeFevre

flew out August 3, 2011 to Palo Alto, CA for a two day,

one on one business makeover and received a check for $20,000.

 

As pledged, when they returned

they started up Learn.Share.Grow classes

to share what they learned

while out at Facebook with the community.

 

Thanks Sauk Valley!  We couldn't have done this one without you.why

 

 

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2020 Lowell Park Road, Dixon, IL  (815) 285-0014

 

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