This week has been an especially exciting one. As many of you know, I entered SKINNYFATTIES into the Chase Bank Small Business Mission Main Street Grant Program for a chance to be awarded $150,000 to grow and develop the business. Included in the winnings is a trip to the Google HQ for entrepreneur seminars and mentorship. This week, SKINNYFATTIES reached 250 votes from supporters and fans all over the world. Reaching this means we've made it to the next round and are now under consideration by the panelist of judges. In January, we'll find out if SKINNYFATTIES will win one of twenty $150,000 grants.
In addition to that great news, a director at Hearst has nominated me for the 18th Annual Rising Star Award with Fashion Group International (FGI), a global, non-profit, professional organization with 5000 members in the fashion industry. The FGI mission is to be the pre-eminent authority on the business of fashion and design and to help its members become more effective in their careers. I am honored to be nominated for this prestigious award and feel privileged to be considered.
Thank you for all of your support as SKINNYFATTIES makes waves in the fashion industry. I couldn't do this without you.