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Marla Beck welcomes 2013 Small Business Person of the Year

As Washington state’s Small Business Person of the Year for 2012, I had the honor last night of presenting this year’s award to Jill Blankenship of Orcas Island.

Introducing Jill, who operates a telecommunications business called Frontline Call Center, brought back a flood of emotions and gratitude to everyone who honored me and Andelcare last year.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) event was held at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Scores of people gathered to honor Jill, who founded her company in 2005 and has grown it into a multimillion dollar company employing more than 60 people across 12 states.

Congratulations, Jill! I know what an honor it is to be singled out as a topnotch company with deep involvement in the community!