Congrats to JAX Bridges participants The Urban Sweet Spot Lounge (Michelle & Dabbs McInnis) and The Urban Folk Farm (Alina Gonzalez) . Each has been named a 2016 American Small Business Champion! Each Champion has been provided a press kit and assistance in pursuing PR for their business. And of course each Champion will receive a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card.  Finally, from among the Champions one will be selected in six months for a $25,000 Grand Championship!

Over 500 initial entries were received.  102 Champions (2 from each state)  were selected, and many very worthy small businesses did not make the cut. The two from the state of Florida were both JAX Bridges participants.