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Fuentek Selected as a Finalist for the Business North Carolina Small Business of the Year Award

Technology Transfer Consulting Firm Recognized for Making Significant Contributions to Local Economy

(December 10, 2012)

 


Laura Schoppe

Ben Kinney, publisher of Business North Carolina, presents Laura Schoppe with the finalist award for 2012 Small Business of the Year.

APEX, N.C. – Laura A. Schoppe, president of Fuentek, LLC, has announced that the company was selected as a finalist for the 2012 Business North Carolina Small Business of the Year Award (link opens new browser window). This award honors the contributions small businesses make to North Carolina’s economy and provides an opportunity for small business to gain statewide recognition. Eligible winners are independently owned companies that have been in business more than five years and have fewer than 100 employees, with at least one of the owners active in the company.

Fuentek received the award for bringing national and international attention to North Carolina as a hub for innovation and technology transfer expertise. The company achieved this success through strategic use of social media; contributing extensively to the technology transfer literature; and Schoppe’s volunteer activities related to technology transfer as well as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

Information about the winner and runners up will appear in the December 2012 issue of Business North Carolina.For more information about the Business North Carolina Small Business of the Year Award, visit http://www.businessnc.com/special-sections/small-business-of-the-year/ (link opens new browser window).

“We are honored to be selected as a finalist for the Business North Carolina Small Business of the Year award,” said Schoppe. “The past year has been challenging, so to be recognized for our efforts to push ahead with building our business and contributing to North Carolina’s economy is very satisfying."

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