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AEO Celebrates Excellence in Microbusiness

Supported by the Citi Foundation, committed to financial inclusion globally

The Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO)  and Citi Foundation are proud to celebrate the spirit of innovation, collaboration and imagination in microbusiness with the Citi Microentreprenuership  Awards (CMA) at the 2013 AEO National Conference, May 8 in St. Louis, MO.

This prestigious global recognition program, founded by Citi Foundation and administered in the United States by AEO, honors all of the hard-working entrepreneurs who rely on their own ingenuity, passion and vision to provide for their families. The Awards will also shine a spotlight on microbusinesses that are using innovative financing tools and services to create jobs and boost opportunity for people living and working in low-income communities across the nation.

The winners have been announced! Congratulations to Entrepreneur Award Winners KCH Services and Beginning Futures. And to Microbusiness Development Organization Winners Neighborhood Development Center and Rising Tide Capital. Check out pictures of the winners from the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 8 at the AEO National Conference in St. Louis.

You can still watch the inspiring finalist's videos and see who won by clicking here.


2012 Awards

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    2013 Award Winners

    And the winners are…   Entrepreneur Award – Sustaining Business KCH Services – Irving, Texas KCH Services LLC, based in Irving, Texas, provides self-employment training and vocational rehabilitation services for people and veterans with disabilities. Since establishing the Deaf Entrepreneurs of America Foundation (D.E.A.F.), KCH Services has trained more than 50 individuals who are deaf
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    2013 CMA Finalists – View their videos below!

      Click on each thumbnail below to view the 2013 CMA Finalist’s videos! The polls are now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted votes for their favorite MDOs and entrepreneurs. Winners were announced at the 2013 AEO National Microbusiness Conference during the Awards Luncheon on May 8 in St. Louis. MDO – Capital Access MDO
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    2013 CMA Finalists

    AEO is proud to announce the Finalists for the 2013 Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards! Thanks to all applicants. Finalists by category:   Entrepreneur Awards Sustaining Businesses Class “A” Sounds LTD, Athens, Ohio KCH Services LLC, Irving, Texas Lirpa Services LLC DBA Marble Slab Creamery, Atlanta, Georgia Momentum Businesses Beginning Futures LLC, Ivycorp, Redmond, Washington Town &
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