When we started this adventure nearly seven years ago, we could not have foreseen how our little dream would grow, evolve, and include so many amazing people. Through hard work and a deep commitment, we have nurtured our small business as a place that fosters friendship, creative exploration, and individual expression. It seems like every day there are stories about businesses like ours closing their doors and having to walk away from their dreams. We are incredibly blessed and fortunate to be able to continue our mission despite the many hardships that face small businesses. We could not have confronted these challenges without the unwavering support of our many customers, friends, and fellow dreamers. Because of your faith in us and our dream, we are able to continue to do what we do.
It is with a grateful heart that we humbly announce our recent success in becoming a SCORE Small Business 2018 Champion! We want to thank all those who helped make this a reality. We know that so many of you contributed your time and energy to vote for us time and time again. This would not have happed without all of you. It means so much to us to know that we are surrounded by such a dedicated support system, and that so many of you believe in our dream, too.
We will be representing Allegory Gallery in SCORE's ASBC Training and Networking Celebration in Reno, NV in April. In a small way, we will be taking all of the people who have encouraged us along the way with us on this great journey. We will be joined by 101 other small businesses from around the country. We will use this experience as a way to continue to learn and grow, and better serve our communities. From the attendees at the event in Nevada, three Grand Champion winners will be selected for the grand prize of $15,000 along with publicity and mentorship opportunities from SCORE. Those winners will be announced in September.
We also want to congratulate the other Small Business 2018 Champions, and you can find the list of winners here: