is Hosting its Very 1st Annual “The Best of the Best Business Challenge”

Atlanta, GA, January 18, 2007 --( Do you consider yourself or someone you know as one of the smartest or most innovative entrepreneurs in your industry? If you do wants to hear about it. Bobby Ellis, a People In The Know executive said, there are so many small business owners out there who do not get the recognition they deserve. People in The Know want to honor these business owners by holding an event that will:

1. Recognize their accomplishments

2. Motivate and influence other small business owners

3. Expose these businesses to the public and to the media

4. Encourage and endorse entrepreneurship

5. Promote unity and opportunities among entrepreneurs

The requirements are as follows:

1. The business must have been in business for at least two years as of February 1, 2007.

2. The company must have been profitable for a least one year.

3. The company must have revenue of at least $150,000.

4. The company must be privately held and incorporated as a Limited Liability Company, C-Corporation, or S-Corporation.

5. Must register and submit an application to the by February 28, 2007 deadline.

The winners will be determined by their growth rate over the past two years, how innovative their strategy and solutions were, and the impact it has had on their respective industry. There will be four independent judges in charge of evaluating each company and assigning them a score between one and one hundred. The four scores will be averaged and then ranked with one hundred being the best and zero being the worse. There will be two winners in each of the 20 categories.


All the nominees will be receiving a media kit to send to editors and media outlets in their city. In addition, all nominees will receive 1 free ad in newsletter. Also, the nominees business will be featured on

Winners of the 1st Annual “The Best of The Best Business Challenge” will receive the same as the nominees, plus a feature story on the homepage, along with a 250 X 250 advertisement on the site for 1 week. Winners will also have the opportunity to present their products and services to sponsors and vice versa.

The sponsorship list will be announced in February. Businesses wanting to sponsor the event may contact


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For further information contact:
Bobby Ellis
Bobby Ellis