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ASBA Celebrates National Small Business Month by Launching Video Contest

Friday, March 16, 2012   (0 Comments)
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CALL FOR ENTRIES:
Videos to Reveal Why Arizona Small Businesses are amAZing™


ASBA Celebrates National Small Business Month by Launching
"The amAZing™ Small Business Video Contest”


PHOENIX, Ariz. – March 16, 2012 – The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) announces the launch of "The amAZing™ Small Business Video Contest” to celebrate National Small Business Month in May. The contest is open to all businesses in Arizona with 500 employees or less. Video submissions are due by Friday, April 13 and the winning video will be revealed at the 19th Annual Enterprise Business Awards Luncheon on May 1, 2012 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort.

"National Small Business Month honors small businesses for the major contributions they bring to the economic well-being of America,” says Kristen Wilson, chief operating officer of ASBA. "We want to honor the small businesses in Arizona that drive our state’s economic engine and celebrate why they are ‘amAZing™.”

Wilson announces the contest in ASBA’s own video – click here to view http://www.asba.com/amazingbusiness. The following is an overview of the video contest details:

Prizes:
Top 5 Finalists Receive:
  • One complimentary ticket to the 19th Annual Enterprise Business Awards Luncheon on May 1, 2012 – value: $60
  • Video featured on the ASBA Web site, social media pages (Facebook: www.facebook.com/beamazed; Twitter: www.twitter.com/asba) and the ASBA YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/asbatv) during National Small Business Month (May 2012)

The Winner will Additionally Receive:
  • $500 cash prize provided by Sonoran Studios
  • Video featured at the 19th Annual Enterprise Business Awards Luncheon on May 1, 2012 to the 400 expected guests in attendance
  • Complimentary one year ASBA Membership – value: upwards of $585

How to Enter/Guidelines:
  • Shoot a 2-minute or less video telling ASBA why your business is amAZing™
  • Your video should tell what your business does and include the phrase "My small business is amAZing™ because…”
  • Videos do not have to be professionally produced in order to qualify – Smartphone videos welcome! However, for a professional video production, we recommend Sonoran Studios (www.sonoranstudios.com)
  • Load your video on YouTube or another video hosting site and email the link to marketing@asba.com
  • Deadline for video submissions is Friday, April 13 by Midnight

The videos will be judged on creativity and message. The top five finalists, and the overall winner, will be voted upon by a panel of judges including ASBA sponsors and key partners. All videos will be reviewed by ASBA staff to ensure they meet the submission guidelines. To view complete contest description, visit www.asba.com/amazingbusiness.

About ASBA – The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) is the largest trade association in the state representing 11,000+ member businesses, and over ½ million employees in all 15 counties. ASBA members enjoy access to significant group discounts, countless opportunities to do business with each other, a wide array of insurance products, and active advocacy efforts on public policy issues to protect their businesses. Discover more at www.asba.com. Join ASBA. Be amAZed®

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