American Express: Nominate a Small Business to Receive $100,000 in Grant and Marketing Support

This is still a popular post three years after it was published.

I’ve done an online search to identify a 2012 competition. I couldn’t find anything. Still, Business Week New Mexico, has an article about a new partnership between American Express and Facebook for small business owners. Visit the page here:

I hope this information helps! 

July 13, 2012


Here’s a great opportunity to help out a local business.  If you know a great business with an awesome owner you want to support, share your feelings. You could win them $100,000 in support from American Express.

When you submit your entry link back to my post!  That’s the key way to support this blog!  Good luck with your entry!

American Expresses contest details:

NEW YORK, NY, Aug 19, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) —-“NBC Universal and American Express announced today the launch of “Shine A Light,” calling for people across the country to nominate and vote for the small business story that most inspires them. Now more than ever, people cherish the small businesses in their neighborhood, and through this program, they can spotlight small business owners for all that they do, and the role they play in driving economic recovery. “Shine A Light,” which marks the largest ever cross property campaign at NBCU, will award the winning small business with $100,000 in grant and marketing support from American Express, and the people who nominate the three small business finalists will each receive a $3,000 American Express Gift Card. People are encouraged to participate in the program by nominating, “spotlighting” and voting at, a microsite developed and hosted by iVillage.”  Read more.

“On September 24, three finalists will be announced, and voting to determine the winner will last until October 16. The winner will be announced on October 19, 2009. To nominate, vote or to obtain more information, please visit”

© 2010 W. S. Hughes

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