Caroline Melberg Named Finalist for Entrepreneur Award

The TwinWest Chamber of Commerce names Melberg, founder of Melberg Marketing and Small Business Mavericks, as finalist for 2007 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

Minneapolis, MN, March 30, 2007 --( Small Business Mavericks, a division of Melberg Marketing, today announced its founder, Caroline Melberg, has been named a finalist for the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce’s 2007 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award.

The Twin West Chamber, with more than 1,000 members in the western and northwestern suburbs and beyond, is the third largest regional chamber of commerce in the Twin Cities. Members submit nominations for the chamber's Entrepreneur of the Year and Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year awards, and each nominee undergoes a lengthy interview process before the Small Business Awards Task Force selects a winner.

"I am delighted and honored that the work we've done in establishing Melberg Marketing and Small Business Mavericks is being recognized," said Melberg, president and founder of both companies. "The TwinWest Chamber has provided a great set of resources and strong network that continues to help us on our way."

Melberg Marketing is a virtual marketing communications agency that brings blue chip marketing experience to owners of small- and medium-sized businesses, helping them to think creatively to find new customers both online and off.

Small Business Mavericks is a Web site and consultancy service devoted exclusively to helping small business owners use Web advertising and marketing techniques to drive traffic and increase sales. Founded in January, it has already published two books this year: "How to Use Email to Skyrocket your Sales without Burning a Hole in Your Pocket," and "How to Get Massive Publicity on a Shoestring Budget."

Small Business Mavericks provides free newsletters and a complimentary e-book on "Small Business Internet Marketing Secrets." The Web site also includes a blog with commentary on current technologies, an articles database, and a tools library for small business owners.

The other finalists for the TwinWest Emerging Entrepreneur award this year are Dick Brown of Voice Solutions and David Throldahl of AVEX. The winner will be announced at Twin West's 2007 Small Business Awards Luncheon on May 15.

About Small Business Mavericks
Headquartered in Wayzata, Minnesota, Small Business Mavericks is the leader in teaching small business owners and managers how to market their businesses on the Internet, think creatively to find new local customers and increase sales. Contact Small Business Mavericks today by calling 952-473-1007, writing or visiting the company's web site at

About Melberg Marketing
Headquartered in Wayzata, Minnesota, Melberg Marketing is a full-service virtual, integrated marketing firm dedicated to bringing blue-chip marketing experience to today's small business owners.

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