Brian Loebig Honored As Wheaton’s 2022 Local Business Person of the Year
BOSTON, MA: February 16, 2022 — The largest online referral network for small businesses, Alignable.com is announcing the results of its national search for leaders who’ve gone above and beyond guiding peers and supporting entire communities as they strive to recover.
Today, Alignable’s network has chosen Brian Loebig of Loebig Ink, LLC as Wheaton’s 2022 Business Person Of The Year!
The 2022 contest is the most popular competition Alignable has ever hosted, marking a 64% increase in participation over last year. In all, 2,400+ small business owners were elected by their peers to be their Local Business People Of The Year across the U.S. and Canada.
During the contest, which ran from Jan. 10 to Feb. 11, 2022, 160,000+ votes and 32,000+ testimonials were posted praising thousands of local leaders for helping their peers and communities through a turbulent year with many challenges: skyrocketing inflation, labor shortages, supply chain problems, and COVID variants.
Because of these issues, 70% of small businesses have yet to recover and recovery rates have declined 13% since December, according to Alignable’s latest poll of 6,305 small business owners. This recovery reversal highlights how important it is for the contest winners to continue their work helping even more businesses bounce back from pandemic-era hurdles.
Giving Is The Glue Holding Us Together
“One of the ways our organization gives back to the local business community is through regular personal connections and engagement on platforms like Alignable,” said Loebig. “These platforms can help us be stronger together and can extend and strengthen the community at scale. Our team at Loebig Ink is excited to receive this award and encourage everyone to build each other up online and in person.”
Loebig received a special badge on his Alignable profile, recognizing this win. In past years, the awareness generated through similar contests has spurred expanded connections, as well as new business for many winners.
Driving Recognition Is Key
“This has been a fun and rewarding contest to watch unfold,” said Alignable’s President & Co-Founder Venkat Krishnamurthy. “Local business owners are the heart and soul of their communities and they ought to get way more recognition for all they do. Friendly competition aside, this contest generated some incredible peer testimonials (to the tune of 32,000+), showing exactly why small business owners are stronger together.”
To arrange interviews with Brian Loebig and/or an Alignable representative, please contact Chuck Casto at email@example.com. He also can offer JPEGs and other visuals, as well as local winner testimonials.
About Loebig Ink, LLC
Loebig Ink is a small business consulting firm fueled by coffee, creativity, and music to provide SEO, web design, and social media solutions. Launched as a full-time web consulting business in Richmond, Virginia in 2010, the business widened its scope and moved to Maryland in the Washington, DC area in 2012. The company now works with an expanding team of social media, SEO, web, and graphic design professionals. Learn more about our services at Loebig Ink.
Alignable.com is the largest online referral network for small businesses in the U.S. and Canada. With 7 million+ members across 35,000+ local communities, Alignable is the network where small business owners drive leads and prospects, generate referrals, land new business, build trusted relationships, and share great advice.